Chiefs Continue Search For Veteran Safety

Even though it’s just May, the Chiefs are obviously concerned about their situation at safety.

After conversations with veteran safeties O.J. Atogwe and Yeremiah Bell, on Wednesday they brought 6-year veteran Abram Elam to town for a visit.

The 6-0, 207-pound Elam played last year with the Dallas Cowboys, his second tour in big D; he came into the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Kent State in 2006 with Dallas. He’s played for the Cowboys, Jets, Browns and now the Cowboys again. His time in Cleveland was 2009-10, just after Romeo Crennel was fired as head coach of the Browns.

In six seasons, Elam played in 92 games with 64 starts. He has 373 total tackles with 5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 8 forced fumbles. Last year with Dallas, he started 16 games with 68 total tackles.

4 Responses to “Chiefs Continue Search For Veteran Safety”

  • May 24, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Elam would bring additional speed to the secondary and that’s a needed plus. At the very least he would be an improvement over our second line guys and has been a good special teams contributor as well. I’m guessing it all depends on the price.

  • May 24, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    John; Everything depends on the price.

  • May 24, 2012  - el cid says:

    Anyone wonder there are 3-4 safeties on the roster if, IF our starters are ready to go with the beginning of the season, why are they continuing to bring in veterans for a look? Both say they will be ready and I do not doubt it but why the search?

  • May 24, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    cid, if the Chief’s front office took anything away from lessons learn last year it should be

    1. You have to have an offense line that can block in field goal attempts. Two blocked. One game. Same GUY? Could of won the conference. Instead came in last. One game.

    2. Depth everywhere.

    Saftey is the last position that has me worried. Daniels and Washington can’t be relied upon, Thorpe and Hartman are probably, I’m guessing, not ready. They really need someone who has been there.

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