5 Former Chiefs Still Unemployed as OTAs Arrive

Mecole Hardman had 57 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl win over the 49ers
Mecole Hardman had 57 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl win over the 49ers / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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It's bene an eventful month for the Chiefs as OTAs officially get underway. Despite the ongoing practices, Kansas City's roster is far from set and it's possible they make some changes still throughout the summer.

We've seen some players get released recently and others find a second life, though some former Chiefs are still looking for jobs. Teams around the NFL are going through the same process that Kansas City is. There's plenty of time, though the available spots are growing thin.

The deeper we get into the summer, the scarier it becomes for these guys. Here's a look at five Chiefs still searching for work:

5 Former Chiefs Still Unemployed Entering OTAs

1. Mecole Hardman - WR

I'm personally a big proponent of re-signing Mecole Hardman. He's one of the few players who has been in Kansas City for all three Super Bowl wins, and he'd become the most experienced wide receiver on the roster in this particular scheme.

As it stands, Skyy Moore has the most experience with two full seasons. Travis Kelce is still Travis Kelce, but I'd feel more comfortable having at least one wide receiver with more than two years alongside Patrick Mahomes. Hardman had 57 yards and the game-winning TD in the Super Bowl, ensuring he'll be a Chiefs legend for life no matter what.

Besides, we saw his foray into free agency go poorly last year, getting traded back to Kansas City after a brief stint with the New York Jets. He's beloved in the locker room and Brett Veach has already prioritized bringing core guys back.

There doesn't appear to be much of a market for Hardman otherwise. He's a solid special teams contributor and valuable on jet sweeps and screens, but other teams apparently don't have much interest.

The experience Hardman has in this system makes me want him back in Kansas City. For now, he's still on the market searching for a job as a three-time Super Bowl champion.