Kansas City Chiefs Not Ruling Out Signing Sean Smith

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They were one of the first teams to strike a deal over the weekend, but the Kansas City Chiefs are far from being done spending money and it appears they’re not done spending on defensive backs. The Chiefs locked up cornerback Dunta Robinson on Saturday, giving him a three-year deal but “multiple reports” indicate that the Chiefs are not ruling out the possibility of signing cornerback Sean Smith as well.

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Chiefs are looking to not only put together a pair of lockdown cornerbacks but they want a trio of them in their secondary.

The details of Robinson’s deal have yet to emerge, but multiple sources said that the Chiefs were hoping to get Robinson done and still sign another cornerback such as Sean Smith so that they could have a trio of Robinson, Smith and Brandon Flowers.

There is still a chance that the Chiefs move the newly signed Robinson to safety, but if Jason Cole is right in his assertion, the Chiefs may be hours away from putting together one of the finer secondaries in the entire NFL. Smith is expected to draw a lot of attention once free agency officially opens on Tuesday and he’s already been receiving a great deal of attention this weekend.

But according to on AFC executive, just because a guy os garner a lot of attention, doesn’t mean he’s going to sign a t a high price.

“You’re going to see some really good players come in at maybe $3-4 million a year. These are guys who would have gotten $6 or $7 million a couple of years ago,” an AFC team executive said. “I know the agents are blaming it on the flat [salary] cap, but it’s just a matter of the numbers.”

The Cardinals and Buccaneers are favored landing spots for Smith, but the Chiefs are sticking around in the conversation and may end up stealing this one away from other teams showing an interest in Smith.

Topics: Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, NFL Free Agency, Sean Smith

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  • chiefridgy

    Our secondary needs all the help it can get.

    • http://twitter.com/jdavhill Josh Hill

      I feel you man. But if the Chiefs can get three solid corners, they’re already looking to be one of the most improved teams next year. Even if it’s not Smith, someone like Asomugha, Talib or Grimes would be someone to be really excited about moving forward.

      • chiefridgy


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