Luis Castillo visited with the Chiefs

AP

Peyton Manning isn’t the only recently released veteran to catch the eye of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Defensive end Luis Castillo, released by the Chargers earlier this week, had a visit with the Chiefs. Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that several other teams have also expressed interest in Castillo, who the Chargers are thought to be interested in bringing back at a price lower than the $4.9 million he was set to make in 2012.

The Chiefs are set with Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson as their starting defensive ends, so it would seem their interest in Castillo would be as part of a rotation. They’ve certainly had plenty of chances to see Castillo over the years, although they’d still need to make sure he’s fully healthy after a broken tibia cost him almost all of the 2011 season.

If they did sign Castillo, it would continue an already busy offseason of AFC West teams picking up castoffs from their divisional rivals. Linebacker Demorrio Williams went from the Chiefs to the Chargers and the Chiefs signed cornerback Stanford Routt after the Raiders let him go.