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3 Chiefs Fighting For Their Jobs After Free Agency

As NFL free agency continues, these three Kansas City Chiefs players have a lot of work to do if they want to keep their jobs for the 2024 season.

WR Kadarius Toney is one of three Chiefs who's fighting for his job after free agency.
WR Kadarius Toney is one of three Chiefs who's fighting for his job after free agency. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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3. RT Lucas Niang

It's now been nearly four years since the Chiefs drafted Lucas Niang 96th overall in 2020 and the ex-TCU blocker has failed to meet expectations along the way.

Injuries have limited Niang to 33 games over the last three seasons. Even when he's healthy, he rarely sees a prominent role, only starting in nine of those games and a total of zero since the start of the 2022 campaign. He's also seen just 67 offensive snaps over the last two years after playing 525 as a rookie.

By the time the 2023 season ended, Niang was left without any real positive results to look back on. He surrendered four pressures (3 hurries, 1 QB hit) while taking one penalty on 36 passing downs and tallied a putrid 48.4 run-block grade for his efforts.

The Chiefs are now looking for tackles to help them win a third consecutive Super Bowl and the jury's still out regarding if Niang can be a part of a solution rather than the problem. Considering how Kansas City can save $1.1 million by cutting/trading him at any point this offseason, Niang is likely on borrowed time barring a massive turnaround.


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