Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mailbag: Chad Henne in Kansas City?
By Bill Williamson
Mid-week mail call:
Danny from Kansas City wants to know if I think the Chiefs could sign Miami quarterback Chad Henne in free agency.
Bill Williamson: I think he has to be considered one of the possibilities. The Chiefs have said Matt Cassel will get some competition. Among the possibilities mentioned have been re-signing Kyle Orton or signing former Oakland starter Jason Campbell. Henne is younger than those players, but he is less accomplished. Perhaps the Chiefs could like Henne as a backup to Cassel. He played for new Kansas City offensive coordinator Brian Daboll in Miami last year. However the Dolphins’ offense improved once Matt Moore took over for the injured Henne.
Adam N. from Topeka wants to know if I think the Broncos could sign Albert Haynesworth.
BW: I think Haynesworth is cooked. Yes, he’d potentially a fill a need in Denver but this is a guy who has been on four teams in the past four years and two teams in the past season. His skills are declining and he has been a character problem. I don’t think he’s worth signing.
John-Allen from San Diego wants to know if I think the Chargers could be a fit for Hines Ward if the Steelers cut the receiver.
BW: I’m usually not one for aging veterans (see above), but I kind of like this fit. Ward, who’ll turn 36 next month, doesn’t have much time left, but he is a wily veteran and he is a winner. He’d be a perfect one-season option for a team like San Diego. I think Philip Rivers would find a way to use Ward. If he becomes available, I think the Chargers could consider signing him.