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Chiefs still looking at free agent CBs, Steven Nelson an option

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The Kansas City Chiefs didn't know Husain Abdullah was going to retire when this offseason started and based on what Sean Smith recently said it's reasonable to think the Chiefs thought they would keep Smith too. Things change so the Chiefs are now in the market for more cornerback help with Phillip Gaines and Marcus Peters penciled in on the outside.

I asked Chiefs GM John Dorsey on Tuesday what the plan was for the Chiefs cornerbacks and he mentioned that they're still looking for veteran free agent options.

"We are 29 days away from the draft," Dorsey said. "We’re still trying to see if there’s any veteran corners out there that may spark our interest, so we’re steadily working at this. But we also are now having a keen eye on regards to the pro days that are happening as we speak. So it’s a constant, moving parts scenario, we’ll always be looking at every position."

The Chiefs have dipped into the veteran free agent cornerback market before. Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith come to mind.

Steven Nelson is one the Chiefs options for a third cornerback. The 2015 third round pick didn't play much last season - save one moment in the Texans playoff game when Peters' shoe fell off and Nelson broke up a pass - so he's more or less an unknown for us but Dorsey said he's made "great strides" in KC.

"I’ve seen steady improvement from him as we’ve gone along this season. I expect big things from (him) here in year two," Dorsey said.