Ten days into free agency, there are still capable and experienced players to be had in free agency.
Take the case of cornerback Chris Owens, whom the Chiefs signed on Friday.
Pro Football Focus graded the 28-year-old Owens 45th out of 110 qualifying cornerbacks in 2013, a season in which he played 12 games for Cleveland and one for Miami. Overall, he notched 58 tackles, defended three passes and recorded 2.5 sacks.
Before joining the Browns in the 2013 offseason, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Owens played four seasons with Atlanta (2009-2012). He has appeared in 72 NFL regular season games, recording 184 tackles and intercepting three passes.
In short, the Chiefs have added a defensive back who knows both conferences and has shown he can hold a job at a tough position for multiple years. While Owens isn’t likely to start for Kansas City, he could earn playing time in “sub” packages.
In a related roster move Friday, the club said it had waived defensive lineman Brandon Moore, a 2013 undrafted free agent.