The Chiefs kicked the tires on veteran safety Abram Elam on Thursday, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio.
Elam spent 2011 with the Cowboys, where he started every game and recorded 68 tackles. Elam had a decent year against the run, but his poor coverage skills were part of the problem with the Dallas defense last season. Elam joined defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Dallas after starting 31 games for him with the Browns in 2009 and 2010. Elam started his career in Dallas in 2006, spent two years with the Jets and then moved to the Browns in the Mark Sanchez trade.
The Chiefs could use some bodies at safety right now. Starters Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis are being brought along slowly after a torn ACL and pectoral muscle, respectively, and rookie Da’Quan Menzie has a hamstring injury. That’s left undrafted rookie Terrance Parks and cornerback Travis Daniels at safety during Organized Team Activities, a situation that wouldn’t be hurt by a bit more depth at the position.
Per Caplan, Elam has also visited with the Titans.