AFC Mailbags: Chiefs, Raiders, Dolphins, Texans

It’s Saturday, and that means’s NFL writers are opening their mailbags and answering questions from readers. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting notes from the AFC…

  • The Chiefs appear content with their current roster and aren’t eyeing any current free agents, says Adam Teicher. Of course, injuries could quickly alter the team’s plans.
  • Meanwhile, Teicher can understand the connection between the organization and free agent wideout James Jones (particularly the receiver’s relationship with Chiefs general manager John Dorsey), but he’s uncertain the team will pursue the veteran.
  • Had James Jones remained with the RaidersBill Williamson believes the wideout would have affected “the long-term progress of the group.” While the team’s selection of Amari Cooper seemed like a natural explanation for Jones’ release, Williamson instead points to the Raiders’ acquisition of Michael Crabtree.
  • The draft was the Dolphins‘ “final chance” to acquire an impact linebacker, opines James Walker. Since the team did not draft a player at the position, the writer says the team will be forced to “coach up” backups Chris McCain and Spencer Paysinger.
  • Tania Ganguli says it was “not necessarily” a mistake by the Texans to not select a tight end in the draft. Instead of going after someone like Maxx Williams, the organization selected the best available player in the first round, and then they addressed critical needs with their later picks.
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