The Kansas City Chiefs continue to look for a way to solidify their secondary with a veteran presence. They were a finalist for Yeremiah Bell last week before he chose the New York Jets.
Now GM Scott Pioli is looking at former Jets, Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns safety Abram Elam. The free agent was in Kansas City for a visit on Wednesday, according to Bob Gretz.
With starters Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis recovering from injuries, Elam would give the Chiefs defense much needed insurance. He has appeared in every game over the last four seasons and has missed just four in his six-year career.
In 2011 with the Cowboys, Elam made 68 tackles in 16 starts.
The Chiefs are thankfully no longer relying on the likes of Sabby Piscitelli and Jon McGraw, but they’ve yet to add any sort of real experience to the depth chart to replace them. With Berry and Lewis sitting out in OTAs, undrafted free agent Terrance Parks was getting reps with the No. 1 defense.
Adding Elam this late in the offseason would be a solid get for Romeo Crennel’s defense.