The Kansas City Chiefs announced the official re-signings of three free agents on Friday: wide receiver Jason Avant, tight end Richard Gordon and safety Kelcie McCray.
While none of the signings are high profile, the Chiefs are bringing back a few key performers from last year. Avant signed late in the season as a veteran wide receiver already familiar with Andy Reid's offensive system from their years together in Philadelphia, and it's clear he made a nice impression in the final five games of the season.
Avant had 13 catches for 152 yards for the Chiefs in five games. Avant's re-signing means the Chiefs have added two wideouts since free agency started, Jeremy Maclin being the other, along with Da'Rick Rogers who signed earlier this offseason. Junior Hemingway was also given a one-year tender.
McCray excelled on special teams for the Chiefs, and given his familiarity with the defense, he stands a solid chance of remaining on the depth chart through training camp. Pro Football Focus rated McCray as the second best special teamer on the Chiefs, besides Josh Martin, for the 2014 season.
Gordon played in only 67 offensive snaps for the Chiefs last season. The soon-to-be 28-year-old has been in the league since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.