The Kansas City Chiefs have kicked off their free agency exploits by acquiring linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi according to his agency, Sports Trust Advisors.
— SportsTrust Advisors (@_SportsTrust) March 9, 2016
The 27-year-old didn’t feature in an NFL game last season. On February 27th, 2015, he was waived by the Atlanta Falcons. On March 3rd he was picked up by the Tennessee Titans, but then returned to the waivers on September 6th. Throughout his three-year career so far, Massaquoi has contributed 47 tackles and six sacks. The Kansas City Chiefs need to strengthen at outside linebacker, and Massaquoi will provide fair, and cheap support in that position. However, Kansas’ real needs are a: wide receiver, offensive tackle, cornerback and interior defensive-linesman – areas that Peter King, of MMQB, says lacks in this season’s free agency: “Free agency this year is going to be a great test of discipline by teams. “This is not a good year to plug huge holes. The receiver group is weak, as is offensive tackle, cornerback and interior defensive line.” The Chiefs were never going to be major players in this free agency scrap, given their $18,961,393 cap space – according to Spotrac – which ranks them 22nd for cap space coming into the free agency. Jonathan Massaquoi enters his fourth season in the NFL and should provide added depth to Kansas City’s outside linebacker position.