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Former Giant Amani Toomer Signs With Kansas City Chiefs

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - 2008:  Amani Toomer of the New York Giants poses for his 2008 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Getty Images)
Matt BertramCorrespondent IAugust 4, 2009

Yesterday, the Kansas City Chiefs worked out three wide receivers in hopes of signing one to solidify the lack of depth at the position on the team's roster. 

The receivers consisted of ex-Giant and thirteen-year veteran, Amani Toomer alongside D.J. Hackett and David Terrell.

Kansas City's front office has been dissatisfied with the lack of quality receivers behind star Dwayne Bowe.  Wide receiver Mark Bradley has proven to be a decent deep-threat and 36-year-old Bobby Engram is still solid but past his prime.

With quarterback Matt Cassel now at the helm, and veteran tight end Tony Gonzalez in Atlanta, the offense needs a reliable, possession receiver. 

Today, profootballtalk.com reported that the Chiefs decided on Toomer, signing him to a one-year contract.  The terms of the deal have not yet been specified.

It is expected that Toomer will replace Bradley on the depth chart and become a dependable target for Cassel, and a mentor for the young receivers.

Now it seems, either wide receiver Devard Darling or Jeff Webb will be cut due to the new addition.

General Manager Scott Pioli continues to sign veteran players to a team clearly in a rebuilding phase, something not unlike what he did in New England in 2000. 

Veteran leadership should lead to good depth and chemistry on the roster, allowing the rookies and young guns to mature and learn behind them.

Stay tuned for more information on the Chiefs latest acquisition as it develops throughout the day.

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