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Kansas City Chiefs: 3 Recently Released Players They Should Consider Signing

Farzin VousoughianContributor IIIAugust 31, 2011

Kansas City Chiefs: 3 Recently Released Players They Should Consider Signing

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    There have not been any big name players released recently, but there are a couple of players out there who might fit the "right 53." Could any of these free agents become role players for the Kansas City Chiefs?

    Here are three players who I thought the Chiefs should bring in for a tryout to help complete their 53-man roster this season.

Vernon Gholston, DE/LB

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    Vernon Gholston has yet to record a sack in his three years in the league.

    Gholston was most recently cut by the Chicago Bears after three games this preseason. He was released by the Jets after last year.

    It’s no question that Gholston is a first-round bust. He only has 24 career solo tackles and has been a non-factor in his career.

    With his lack of focus, it may be best for him to spend more time being a backup and be involved in rotations with defensive players. Kansas City would not be a bad place for Gholston.

    Gholston, 25 is still young and could be a good player to have as a backup. If he has the opportunity, he could turn his career around with Romeo Crennel as his defensive coordinator.

Na’il Diggs, LB

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    At the age of 33, Na’il Diggs is not as good as he was back when he was with the Green Bay Packers.

    Like Vernon Gholston, Diggs could be a reliable backup for the Chiefs. Diggs has started at least 11 games in the past three seasons and hasn't been productive. He was cut by the Rams this weekend after a quiet preseason.

    With the loss of Brandon Siler to injury, Diggs could take the role that was originally going to be given to him and help the Chiefs improve defensively.

    As any defensive player would, Diggs would be happy to spend part of his career with Romeo Crennel.

Todd Bouman, QB

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    There are not a lot of good quarterbacks available, but the Chiefs should bring Todd Bouman in for a tryout.

    Bouman’s only game last year was against Kansas City in which he threw for 222 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

    Bouman would become the oldest player on the team if he is signed, but it would help Matt Cassel if he did spend some time with a veteran on the team.

    Tyler Palko and Ricky Stanzi haven't had a hot preseason with the Chiefs this year. That isn't to say Bouman would make a difference, but are the Chiefs going to have two young quarterbacks behind Cassel?

    If the Chiefs decide to keep only one young quarterback, they should still consider bringing in a veteran quarterback to also backup Cassel.

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