Chiefs get a restricted free agent visitor

AP

Adam Caplan reports that the Chiefs hosted unsigned Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta for a free-agent visit earlier this week.

Skuta is obviously far from a household name, but the visit is notable because he is a restricted free agent. It’s the first known restricted free agent visit of the 2012 offseason.

Per Caplan, Skuta may visit more teams in the coming days.

Skuta, 26 in April, was originally an undrafted free agent. So if an interested team put together a contract offer sheet the Bengals were unwilling to match, Skuta would become that team’s property free of draft-pick compensation.

Skuta made three starts in Cincinnati last season. He can play both strong-side and inside linebacker, and might be a candidate to start at the latter position in Kansas City. Skuta also runs down kicks and punts on special teams.