Dec 8, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; General view of Kansas City Chiefs helmet before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs want to sign young receivers, not veterans

The Kansas City Chiefs thought they had an agreement in place with free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, only to later learn he had signed with their division rivals in the Denver Broncos.

How much of this is trumped up because of the rivalry and how much wrong was actually done is a line forever blurred, but the fact of the matter remains that with Sanders unsigned, the Chiefs continue to be in the market for a wide receiver.

According to Terez Paylor, the Chiefs are going cradle robbing to look for young receivers and aren’t in the market for veterans.


The Draft seems a great place to pick up young receivers, as the class is deep this year. But the Chiefs have only a few picks in the early rounds and need to prioritize their needs.

Targeting young receivers means that the likes of Devin Hester and others are out of luck in Kansas City, but the Chiefs seem determined to find long term fits with youthful rising stars.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs NFL Free Agency 2014

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Narrows the field quite a bit. The best available receivers are all over 30. The cream of the crop among the under 30 bunch is Kenny Britt and Sidney Rice. Neither can stay healthy. Guess we’ll just get that help in the draft.

    • Allison Bell

      So who would you we draft now?

      • Stacy D. Smith

        R1: Beckham, Jr. or Cooks
        R3: Moncrief

        • Allison Bell

          What do you think of Jordan Mathews?

  • Stan Colbert

    I would almost bet Chiefs try to trade down! There are many WR’s & #23 is too high for OG. John will have a big decision if one of those safeties drop to #23!

  • Redblack564

    Invite some FA’s to camp , TJ Moe was just let go by the Pats. Should be a cheap addition. Invite some non drafted FA’ s those guys will be hungry. Maybe u find a gem maybe not can’t be worse than Baldwin.

  • thabear04

    Earl Bennett going to be 27

  • kyle

    hester is not a wide reciever

  • Ravenzfire1

    Desean Jackson can be had for a third rounder…just saying. He gives you a credible threat.