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3 Free Agents That Could Propel the Chiefs to the Super Bowl

By Dan O'Shea
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The Kansas City Chiefs should have no problem competing for the Super Bowl next season. When you have the reigning MVP on your team, you've got a pretty good chance to contend. As great as the Chiefs were last season, they did lose some key players this offseason, including Dee Ford, Justin Houston and Eric Berry.

With the Patriots dominating the AFC for the past three seasons, the Chiefs are most likely going to need some additional help if they intend to change that this season.

Here are three free agents the Chiefs should pick up in order to make it to Super Bowl 54.

3. Morris Claiborne

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There are numerous teams that still need cornerback help and the Chiefs are one of them. They've added Tyrann Mathieu and Bashaud Breeland, but that probably isn't enough for a secondary that allowed the second-most passing yards in the NFL last season. Adding Claiborne would give this team another talented cornerback, and a solid open field tackler.

2. Corey Liuget

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The Chiefs' biggest need is on the defensive line and Liuget is one of the better players at his position. He was dropped by the Chargers this offseason after playing in just six games and undergoing surgery in late November. He isn't much of a sack artist, with only three sacks since 2016, but he's a load in the middle that can stop the run. Teams do love to air it out against KC, but when they look to keep this defense honest, it could be Liuget that shuts the run game down.

1. Ezekiel Ansah

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As mentioned above, the Chiefs need major help on the defensive line. They just lost Houston and Ford, who combined for 22 sacks last season – losses that cannot be ignored. They still have Chris Jones on the edge, but between him and Emmanuel Ogbah, they'll still need more help. Ansah is a player coming off an injury, which cost him nine games last season, allowing people to forget about his 12 sacks in 2017. If he can be that player once again for the Chiefs, he could be the missing piece they're looking for.

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