The Chiefs offseason program continues this week in Kansas City with seven roster spots still open. Could GM Scott Pioli add former Indianapolis Colts TE Dalls Clark to the roster with one of those openings?
If I had to make an educated guess right now, I think the leader in the clubhouse is Kansas City. Imagine if Clark, who visited the Chiefs May 1, could give Tony Moeaki a breather for 300 snaps this year, with Kevin Boss in the rotation as well. Moeaki’s been injury-prone in his college and pro careers, so the Chiefs will try to find the right number of snaps for him. But a three-tight end rotation of Moeaki, Boss and Clark would be solid, if the Chiefs wouldn’t be hurt too much on special teams without major contributions from the tight ends.
When he’s on the field, Moeaki is a nasty weapon for Matt Cassel, but the concerns about his health when the Chiefs drafted him have proven to be legit. Boss was a nice addition and he’ll help, though he was never the sort of receiver Clark was with the Colts.
During his best season in 2009, Boss caught 42 passes for 567 yards. Last year in 11 games playing for a bad Indianapolis offense, Clark was able to haul in 34 passes for 352 yards and is just two seasons removed from 100 catches.
I think the three TEs would work well together, with all of them able to play just enough snaps to stay effective. The Chiefs should have enough quality special teams players to make up for carrying three tight ends that won’t help out on coverage units.