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5 former Chiefs pop up on list of worst free agent signings

Over The Cap published the 30 worst free agent signings from last year and five former Kansas City Chiefs popped up on the list. That’s quite a bit!

Just one was a Chiefs signing - DE Jaye Howard at two years, $10 million. Eh, Howard was hurt last year and he was a somewhat surprising cut this offseason. He wasn’t a bad signing in that fans were talking all season what a bad investment he was. In fact, most Chiefs fans wanted to keep him this year, I think.

Here’s where the other former Chiefs land. These are free agents and re-signings (like Howard was).

3. Chase Daniel, Eagles- 3 years, $21 million: He went to Doug Pederson last year on a friendly contract that benefited the Chiefs in comp picks. He’s back in New Orleans after one year in Philly.

15. Jaye Howard, Chiefs- 2 years, $10 million: This doesn’t feel like a bad signing but how much they paid for what they got, I suppose it fits.

16. Sean Smith, Raiders- 4 years, $38 million: He had a rough start to his first year. I don’t think I would call him a bad signing yet. Corners are hard to find. I will say that many Chiefs fans wanted to keep him, especially at four years, $38 million. The Chiefs still aren’t sure about the other corner position (but they have options).

23. Donald Stephenson, Broncos- 3 years, $14 million: Stephenson has so much potential I’m kinda scratching my head here. I thought this would work out better than it has.

25. Tyvon Branch, Cardinals- 2 years, $8 million: The knock on him was he was injured a lot. He stayed healthy in KC but did not in Arizona. He took a pay cut.

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