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Chiefs Should Keep An Eye On Patrick Crayton Situation In Dallas

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The Chiefs don't need my advice. I'm sure they're already doing this but it would be smart if they were keeping an eye on the situation with Patrick Crayton in Dallas.

The Cowboys receiver has reportedly asked for his release. He feels he's the "insurance guy" in Dallas and barring any injuries, will be released by the team in training camp. He's been staying away from OTAs thus far.

According to Crayton's agent, the Cowboys would prefer to trade his client. But because of a $2 million salary, a trade would be difficult to get done. And if it hasn't happened so far, it may only happen with an injury.

If the Chiefs haven't made a move at this point, I suspect they won't be giving up draft picks to snag Crayton, especially when the writing is on the wall for his release.

Todd Haley has history with Crayton in Dallas. Crayton was once a rookie tryout player while Haley was with the Cowboys -- something pointed out at the Chiefs rookie minicamp.

The Chiefs need all the receivers they can get so this is a situation to keep an eye on.

For the record, I don't see any draft picks being exchanged. But if Crayton is released, he may be able to see more playing time in Kansas City, which is intriguing to a player looking to "breakout" and garner a long-term contract.

(H/T bobby sippio!)