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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Could these players still end up in Kansas City?

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

There are still some big names available this offseason, and the Kansas City Chiefs have both the need and the salary-cap room to accommodate them. Here is a look at the possibilities:

Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin: The Chiefs could use Boldin, who wants to be traded. Kansas City has an extra second-round draft pick next year and has the ability to give him a big, new contract. Boldin also played for new Kansas City coach Todd Haley while they were both in Arizona. Yes, the two had a blowup in the playoffs, but they could coexist again.

Arizona defensive lineman Darnell Dockett: Dockett would fit in with Kansas City and he could play end in the 3-4 defense. There also is a connection with Haley and new Kansas City defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, who was Dockett's coordinator in Arizona. But the Cardinals are not expected to accommodate Dockett's request for a trade.

Free-agent linebacker Larry Foote: The former Pittsburgh linebacker has expressed an interest in playing for the Lions, and he reportedly will visit Detroit this week. While he would fit in Kansas City, it seems as if Foote is going to see if he can work out a deal first with the Lions.

Free-agent defensive end Jason Taylor: ESPN's John Clayton said Tuesday on SportsCenter that Taylor probably will end up either in New England or Miami. I still say Kansas City should pursue Taylor. He'd be a perfect fit for the Chiefs as he would give the team a much-needed pass-rushing presence. But it doesn't seem likely at this point.