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NFL Free Agency: Steve Breaston Could Make Chiefs Offense Elite

Steve Breaston rounds out a trio of B's in Kansas City, alongside Dwayne Bowe and rookie Jonathan Baldwin
Steve Breaston rounds out a trio of B's in Kansas City, alongside Dwayne Bowe and rookie Jonathan BaldwinChristian Petersen/Getty Images
James AdkinsCorrespondent IIJuly 28, 2011

The passing offense for the Kansas City Chiefs should be significantly better as a result of agreeing to a five-year deal with former Arizona Cardinals and University of Michigan wide receiver Steve Breaston.

Breaston, who will turn 28 at the end of August, enjoyed his best season at any level in 2008 under now Chiefs head coach Todd Haley. That season, which ended with a Cardinals loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, Breaston caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards and three touchdowns. As the Cardinals slot receiver, he joined teammates Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin in the 1,000 yard club that season, the only trio in the league to accomplish that feat.

This season, Haley and the Chiefs are hoping Breaston can accomplish that feat again alongside Dwayne Bowe and rookie Jonathan Baldwin. It’s hard to imagine that with an efficient Matt Cassel throwing the passes and the league’s best running game to keep defenses honest, that there’s any reason to think that this new trio of B’s (nickname coming soon!) will do anything but make this team better.

So now that the Chiefs have found the perfect piece to complete their offensive puzzle, their next order of business will be to find a couple players to take them to the next level on defense.

Here are names of a few players who could make significant impacts on the Chiefs defense in 2011:

  • NT Kelly Gregg
  • NT Aubrayo Franklin
  • LB Nick Barnett
  • LB Barrett Ruud

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