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Nine former Chiefs still on the market

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Nine players are still searching for jobs with new teams.

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The virtual offseason is underway, and — if all goes well — Kansas City Chiefs training camp could begin in early August. With that in mind, there are still nine players of significance from the 2019 championship team who are looking for jobs.

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  • DL Terrell Suggs - Suggs played 52 regular-season snaps for the Chiefs down the stretch — and in the playoff run, he had four tackles and a pass defensed. Suggs is 37 and was on the verge of retirement when he was claimed by the Chiefs. It’s a decent bet that he goes out on top.
  • RB LeSean McCoy - McCoy actually led the Chiefs with nine starts at the running back position during the regular season, but he played just one snap in the Chiefs’ playoff run. He has most recently been connected to the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • LB Darron Lee - The 25-year-old former first-round pick got some playing time with the Chiefs defense early in the season before being phased out during the second half of the year.
  • DT Xavier Williams - Williams missed 11 games for the Chiefs during 2019 with an ankle injury, but he was one of two players designated to return — and he did. Williams played on a limited basis during the Chiefs’ first two postseason games against the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans before the team decided they would not bring him back. The kid from Grandview got a ring with Kansas City and will now seek work elsewhere.
  • P Dustin Colquitt - The Chiefs moved on from Colquitt after 15 years of service to the franchise. He has said he still wants to play.
  • CB Morris Claiborne - Claiborne, a training camp addition, was suspended for the first four games of the season and would only play in eight regular-season games for the Chiefs.
  • QB Matt Moore - Moore finished the job for Patrick Mahomes in Denver before starting two games while he was out, winning one against the Minnesota Vikings that helped lead the Chiefs to a playoff bye week. Despite his two wins, the Chiefs moved on from Moore when they chose to bring back Chad Henne.
  • RB Spencer Ware - Ware went from the streets to starter in his return to Kansas City in 2019, but it was extremely short-lived. A Week 16 shoulder injury sent Ware to injured reserve, ending his season.
  • WR Marcus Kemp - Kemp played a significant special teams role for the Chiefs in 2018, making 2019 a potential breakout season. But it was not to be, as he tore his ACL and MCL in August. Kemp may return to the Chiefs once his injury is fully healed.