2014 NFL Free Agency: 4 Players That the Kansas City Chiefs Need to Re-Sign

Bill Robbins@bill_kc28Correspondent IMarch 4, 2014

2014 NFL Free Agency: 4 Players That the Kansas City Chiefs Need to Re-Sign

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    In my previous piece about the Kansas City Chiefs' upcoming free agents, I examined who the team should let walk into free agency next week.

    This segment will cover the free agents that the Chiefs need to bring back to the squad.

    With some extra spending money due to the recent salary-cap increase, Kansas City should have no problem keeping any of these free agents at 1 Arrowhead Drive.

    Here are the most important in-house FAs that the red and white needs to hold on to for now.

Geoff Schwartz, G

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    The physical guard played very well in the second half of the regular season last year for Kansas City.

    He was one of the main reasons for the squad's improvement along its offensive line during that time as well. It seems that the only thing between the Chiefs and re-signing Schwartz is fellow teammate and potential free agent Jon Asamoah.

    The Chiefs will likely have to decide between Schwartz and Asamoah soon, and the smarter decision appears to be keeping Schwartz.

Quintin Demps, S

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    Demps came to Kansas City as a free agent last year after stints with both the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles.

    The veteran safety played well for the most part in the secondary and really provided a spark for the Chiefs' kick return game throughout the season.

    Bringing Demps back will likely mean that he will serve as a primary backup again in 2014.

    The San Antonio, Texas, native would not be expensive to keep and adds depth as well as a veteran presence to this roster for an otherwise young Chiefs team.

Husain Abdullah, S

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    The ex-Minnesota Viking came back from his Muslim pilgrimage last year and returned to the NFL with the Chiefs.

    In his return, he played well as a backup safety in Kansas City's 3-4 defensive scheme.

    Kansas City needs to do everything in its power to keep the former Washington State star because he and Quintin Demps both provide veteran leadership to this secondary.

    Also, like Demps, Abdullah will come cheap, as Spotrac.com indicates that he had just a $555,000 cap hit in 2013.

Akeem Jordan, ILB

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    The former Eagle came to Kansas City with coach Andy Reid from Philadelphia last year.

    He started 10 games for Kansas City and was productive from his inside linebacker spot, racking up 67 tackles and forcing two fumbles.

    If retained, the 28-year-old Jordan will likely start alongside Pro Bowl teammate Derrick Johnson again this season for Bob Sutton's defense.

    It's possible that the Chiefs' brass could try to draft or sign a younger inside linebacker to eventually take over for Jordan, but it doesn't look like that will happen this year.