Does another New Orleans Saints guard interest you? The Saints cut guard Jahri Evans this week, less than a year after the Chiefs traded a fifth round pick to New Orleans for their other starting guard and former Pro Bowler Ben Grubbs.
"He got released earlier this week and he is available as a free agent," Evans' agent told a Philly radio station. "And he is healthy and hungry and looking forward to the next chapter of his career and plans to play for a lot longer."
The Chiefs probably can't take on another Saints guard, at least not if it's decent money. Grubbs has been a bust in that he wasn't able to play as much as the Chiefs would've liked last season but that was due to a neck injury that landed him on IR. I'm assuming Grubbs is coming back next season but I really don't know for sure.
Evans is one year older than Grubbs. If the Chiefs were looking for a free agent guard, they should just re-sign Jeff Allen. However, based on KC's history re-signing their own free agents I wouldn't count on that.
The Chiefs problem at guard seems to be that they have the quantity down but they're not sure of the quality yet. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Zach Fulton have starts at guard for the Chiefs but they've both been benched, too. Jah Reid started games at right guard down the stretch but he's supposed to be a tackle. Jarrod Pughsley spent time on the practice squad and active roster with some guard experience. He sat behind all of the guards mentioned here all last season.
So do the Chiefs need another guard? They need to consider all their options.