The Kansas City Chiefs continue to kick the tires on veteran wide receiver additions with the report that Jeremy Kerley will visit the team.
Former #Jets WR Jeremy Kerley has a visit scheduled with the #Chiefs.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 11, 2016
Kerley, 27, started only one game for the New York Jets last season after starting at least 7 each year for the last three seasons. Chan Gailey rarely turned to Kerley, so his release from the Jets was expected to come this offseason given his $3.1 cap charge. Last season, Kerley had 16 catches for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Kerley's return ability should be what interests the Chiefs. It wouldn't be surprising if the Chiefs needed to replace both Knile Davis and De'Anthony Thomas as returners by next season. Even then, adding another return option would be nice even if DAT remains with the team. Kerley led the NFL last season with 48 punt returns and he averaged 8.6 yards/return.
Kerley is the second free agent wideout to draw the Chiefs interest this offseason along with former Raiders WR Rod Streater.