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Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Could Booker be next in KC?

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have secured Bobby Engram to be the No. 2 receiver or No. 3 receiver, here is another name to remember if the Chiefs are going to pursue another veteran wide receiver: Marty Booker.

Booker, who is available after being cut by Chicago, was developed in Chicago under new Kansas City coach Todd Haley early in this decade. Booker became a big-play threat under Haley and the two had a close relationship.

Plus, Booker could probably be had close to the league minimum and would be a worthy investment. Haley loved multiple receiver sets as the offensive coordinator in Arizona and new Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel benefitted from triple-receiver sets while in New England.

So the Chiefs can use all the established receivers they can get. Kansas City is in a rebuilding mode, but it needs savvy veterans at key places. A veteran such as Booker, who has a history with Haley, just might be the type of player Kansas City pursues.