8 remaining free agents the Chiefs should pursue

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From the Fan Posts. - PS

These are players who I believe could come into Kansas City for relatively cheap and would provide solid play at the very least.

1. DE Ezekiel Ansah

Even after signing Alex Okafor, the Chiefs are in desperate need of help on the edge. Ansah hasn't had a great season since 2015, (half of his 12 sacks in 2017 came in the last two games of the season), but at only age 30, he may have something left in the tank. If the team got hi,m to break out of his slump, he would help Chief fans forget about Dee Ford and Justin Houston. At worst he would provide a solid rotational piece and someone who can help break in whoever the Chiefs bring in during the draft.

2. DE Muhammed Wilkerson

Much like Ansah, Wilkerson hasn't had a good season since 2015 and is coming off a bad ankle injury. However, Wilkerson is probably cheaper than Ansah and would be motivated to play for one more big paycheck in the future. If he stays healthy and motivated, Wilkerson could be a star player next year for the Chiefs. Even if the Chiefs could not pay him after that, he would provide a bridge option for this draft and the next.

3. CB Morris Claiborne

Claiborne was Pro Football Focus' No. 75-ranked corner last season, which is far from great but better than Bashaud Breeland's grade was. ( Though keep in mind that Breeland was signed mid-season and forced to play in the slot where he is not best suited). Claiborne has shown a high level of play, when healthy, in the past and would provide competition and depth in case Charvarius Ward becomes the next Marcus Cooper or Terrance Mitchell.

4. S Tre Boston

I do not see free safety as big a concern as others do. This spot does not have a critical role in Spagnuolo's scheme and generally the better the defense is around the free safety, the less important the position becomes. (Though the defense may not be much better next season). Still, Boston would be a nice addition to the defense.

5. DT Timmy Jernigan

Like many others on this list, Jernigan has injury issues. He has put up high levels of play in the past. While not dominant, Jernigan can push the pocket, something the Chiefs don't have in their interior defensive linemen apart from Chris Jones.

6. LB Zach Brown

Brown would be looking for a substantial amount of money, but after the last couple of years of watching an aging Derrick Johnson, the disappointment that Anthony Hitchens has been so far, and players such as Kevin Pierre-Louis, Reggie Ragland, Terrance Smith and Ramik Wilson, I am sick of linebackers who can't cover or stop the run. Brown would hopefully go a long way to shoring that up.

7. WR Jordy Nelson

With the recent Tyreek Hill news, the Chiefs could be looking for a wide receiver. Nelson can play both on the outside and in the slot and he still put up good tape last year with the Raiders. Even if Hill is free of wrongdoing, wide receiver would still be wise to address, given what we saw last year when Sammy Watkins was not healthy. Nelson would make a great No. 3 option unless someone such as Gehrig Dieter or Byron Pringle steps up in a big way.

8. LB Jamie Collins

Collins would be another intriguing option at linebacker. He does not always play up to his potential, but he fits the SAM position and would probably provide an upgrade over Damien Wilson. Due to the lack of interest on the market, the Chiefs could hopefully get him on a team friendly deal.

Others worth considering: WR Rishard Matthews, DL Ndamukong Suh, S Darian Stewart, WR Michael Floyd, WR Dez Bryant, LB Shane Ray

These are players that I think would benefit the Chiefs. Let me know in the comments if there is anyone else you may consider.

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