Demps provided some depth in the secondary, but more importantly was a dangerous returner for the Chiefs on kick offs. Losing him now means Kansas City GM John Dorsey, head coach Andy Reid and special teams coach Dave Toub will need to replace their punt (Dexter McCluster) and kick returner.
Besides his success on kick returns (3rd best in the NFL), it’s a bit surprising the Chiefs let Demps walk because he’s a Reid guy. The head coach drafted him with the Philadelphia Eagles back in 2008 and choose to bring him to Kansas City last May. It’s no secret the Chiefs are up against the cap, but Demps isn’t a guy that will break the bank.
One way to replace both McCluster and Demps would be to bring in former Chicago Bear (and Toub favorite) Devin Hester. The jaw dropping returner could handle both jobs, but we’re left again wondering how a deal would fit under the cap while still filling the multiple holes on the Chiefs roster.