The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly visiting with free agent C Tim Barnes and working out Kansas State WR Tyler Lockett. Here's another player they'll be visiting in the second wave of free agency: WR Brandon Tate.
The #Chiefs took a visit from #Bengals returner/receiver Brandon Tate, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2015
Tate, a 2009 third round pick, spent his first two seasons with the New England Patriots and his last four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. His most productive receiving season came in 2010 when he had 432 receiving yards with the Patriots. Last season for Cincinnati, Tate had 17 receptions for 193 yards. He was the Bengals kick and punt returner the last four seasons which is a role on the Chiefs held by Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas.
I'm not sure exactly what has the Chiefs interest piqued here but they are overhauling their receiver position this year so more receivers are always needed and I'm sure special teams coach Dave Toub would take a productive punt or kick returner too.