The Jacksonville Jaguars released 2013 fourth round pick WR Ace Sanders over the weekend and SI's Peter King suggests the Kansas City Chiefs should take a look.
I think I really had Ace Sanders pegged wrong. I was sure after a trip to Jaguars camp in 2013 that he’d be the poor man’s Tavon Austin. Similar size, similar quickness … just not the same college production and versatility. But Sanders got the four-game substance suspension, and he couldn’t break out of the Jags’ crowded young-receiver pack. I still might make a waiver claim on him for receiver depth if I churned the roster in Washington, Tampa Bay, San Francisco or Kansas City.
Big Cat Country writes that with the drafting of WR Rashad Greene and others, Sanders became expendable. Sanders impressed his rookie year with 51 receptions but a suspension to start the year ruined his 2014 season.
The Chiefs are going to be connected to any free agent receiver that has two legs so that's something to remember. I'm not sure if there's any legit interest here because Sanders seems kind of like a De'Anthony Thomas type. Rotoworld called him a "gadget player". On paper it seems like there should be some interest from the Chiefs. But who would Sanders beat out? Not Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, De'Anthony Thomas nor Chris Conley. And probably not Jason Avant. So I can't seem to find a spot for him on the roster.
Like many of these free agents, I wouldn't be opposed to bringing him into camp and seeing who he can beat out.