The Kansas City Chiefs were linked to free agent cornerback Sean Smith early in the negotiation period leading up to the start of the new league year, but it looks like they will have to turn their attention in another direction. The Chiefs are interested in adding another cornerback to the roster despite adding Dunta Robinson to the mix and the team could be looking to a former Andy Reid player for their answers.
Smith will likely spark a bidding war as the top free agent corner on the market, which would take him out of the Chiefs price range, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Luckily for the Chiefs, former first-round picks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Antoine Cason and Mike Jenkins are all available and could be had for a discount price. The most interesting option for the Chiefs would be Rodgers-Cromartie who came to the Eagles under Andy Reid in the trade that sent Kevin Kolb to Arizona.
Rodgers-Cromartie is not a physical corner, but he has incredible recovery speed and is impressive in man-to-man coverage. Rodgers-Cromartie has great footwork and can make breaks on the ball. Unlike a lot of corners, Rodgers-Cromartie has superb ball skills and is a threat to take the ball to the house every time he gets his hands on the football.
Not only will DRC be a cheaper option than Smith, but he could be a better fit for the Chiefs across from Brandon Flowers.
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