Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Free Agents That KC Should Still Target

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IMay 9, 2012

Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Free Agents That KC Should Still Target

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    The Kansas City Chiefs have already been active in free agency this year.

    Earlier this offseason, they signed four free agents to help them out on offense and they also snagged a starting cornerback as well.

    After nearly two months since the 2012 NFL free agency period began, there are still several talented FAs that are out there for the taking.

    Here are five free agents that Kansas City should go after in the coming weeks.

DE Andre Carter

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    One of the weakest areas of the Chiefs' defense last season was their pass rush.

    Linebackers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali were the only two defenders that were able to consistently provide a pass rush, and it hampered this unit all season long.

    Former New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter is arguably the best free agent pass-rusher that is still out there, and KC sorely needs him as an extra weapon off their bench on defense.

    The 32-year-old clearly still has some left in the tank after posting 10 sacks for New England last season.

    With Houston, Hali and Carter rushing the QB, this defense would suddenly become a much scarier unit to face this season.

OT Marcus McNeill

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    KC did a nice job by adding depth to its offensive line in April's draft by selecting guard Jeff Allen and tackle Donald Stephenson.

    However, it doesn't have to end there.

    Ex-Charger Marcus McNeill is still available and is a solid NFL left tackle when he is healthy.

    Even though he has some injury concerns, landing McNeill would not only give this team more depth at that position, but also another big body that they could use as insurance in case something happened to starting left tackle Brandon Albert in the near future.

OG Jake Scott

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    Free-agent guard Jake Scott has been one of the most durable offensive linemen in the NFL over the past seven seasons.

    During that span, he started every single game and played very well in both of his stops in Indianapolis and Tennessee.

    With the Chiefs still needing more depth at both guard positions, there is no reason for them not to target Scott during the remainder of this offseason.

    If KC were to get get Scott, he would be provide excellent depth at guard while likely being a backup to incumbent starting right guard Jon Asamoah in the future.

TE Visante Shiancoe

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    It's no secret that the Chiefs are currently looking to add another tight end to their current roster.

    Outside of second-year man Tony Moeaki and new Chief Kevin Boss, this offense doesn't possess a quality third option in case either of these guys were to succumb to injuries this year, like they did last season.

    Free agent Visanthe Shiancoe would be a solid signing for this offense.

    The 6'4", 250-pounder started 14 games for the Minnesota Vikings last year and could be a viable red-zone option for QB Matt Cassel and KC's passing attack.

S Yeremiah Bell

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    Another major area of weakness on the Chiefs' roster heading into this offseason was depth at safety.

    The team did take CB/S DeQuan Menzie in the fifth round of last month's draft, but they can't expect much from him in his rookie campaign.

    Former Miami Dolphin Yeremiah Bell would be a great pickup for this defense, as he is excellent on run defense and would be give this defense another veteran presence.

    The Winchester, Kentucky native would instantly upgrade this secondary and would provide some competition for starting safeties Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis.