Analyst Links Xavien Howard To AFC Contender

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Written By Maya Cantina

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Although the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to once again compete for a Super Bowl in 2024, the front office needs to add to it’s roster to keep their contention window open.

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce remain the pillars of the offense, while Chris Jones can anchor the defensive side of the field.

However, the Chiefs took a hit in their secondary when they decided to trade L’Jarius Sneed to the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee lavished Sneed with a four-year deal with $55 million guaranteed, a high price for a team like Kansas City to pay given the other extensions they’ll need to hand out next offseason.

With Sneed off the roster, it appears that the Chiefs could be looking at Xavien Howard as a potential replacement via Matt Lombardo of Heavy.com

“I’d watch the Chiefs for Xavien Howard …,” Lombardo tweeted.

Howard was released by the Miami Dolphins after eight seasons with the franchise, a cap casualty given their bloated cap sheet.

At 30 years old, Howard can still help a team though he is certainly on the downswing of his career.

However, Kansas City is a logical landing spot for the veteran as he would likely walk into a starting role for a contender.

Howard could end up being a massive value signing for a playoff team, and it’ll be interesting to see whether or not the Chiefs decide to bring him in.

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