After trying out Amani Toomer, D.J. Hackett, and David Terrell in a workout Monday, the Chiefs may be nearing a decision on who to sign.
ESPN’s Bill Williamson writes that Toomer will be the pick as “early as Tuesday if the Chiefs follow through their current thinking.”
Toomer is one of the best veteran receivers available, but the signing is an indictment on Kansas City’s young receiver depth.
The Chiefs apparently don’t love what they see on the depth chart after Dwayne Bowe, Mark Bradley, and 36-year-old free agent signee Bobby Engram.
Toomer could challenge Bradley for snaps, which would ruin his burgeoning status as a deep fantasy football sleeper.
Any veteran signing could also push a player like Devard Darling or Jeff Webb off the roster.
Unlike other rebuilding teams, the Chiefs continue to load up on veteran players to provide an example for the young players that actually have a future with the organization.
The strategy is not so different from what Scott Pioli and Bill Belichick did with the Patriots in 2000.