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The Chiefs Help The Passing Game By Signing Free Agent Amani Toomer

NFL News - August 4th, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith

Amani Toomer is believed to be one of the choice free agents still on the NFL market. Well not any more, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to add Toomer's long time veteran leadership to a young offensive core. The Chiefs organization let go of the only veteran pass catcher the team possessed, in Tony Gonzalez. Matt Cassel, the new quarterback of the Chiefs, and leader of the offense will now have a solid third down pass catcher on the roster.

The terms of Amani Tommer's contract have not yet been disclosed, but allegedly the contract will amount to only one year of service. Amani Toomer played all 13 years of his prior NFL career with the New York Giants. Last year with the New York Giants, Toomer caught 48 passes for over 550 yards, and snatched 4 touchdowns on the season. Toomer is considered as a prototype for the possession receiver position. His veteran leadership is much needed on a team that has a second year quarterback, and a third year all-star wide receiver in Dwayne Boe.

The Chiefs have bolstered their offense well during the off season, and now this new acquisition at the wide receiver position makes them even better. New head coach, Todd Haley, who ran the offense for the NFC champion Arizona Cardinals last season, is sure to bring his offensive strategies to the Chiefs this season. With Dwayne Boe running deep routs, Amani Toomer will have to fill in the middle of the field this season. Toomer has compiled over 9,000 yards in his career, and brings veteran hands to the chiefs offense.

The Chiefs play in one of the worst divisions in the NFL, and for that reason will have a strong chance to win more than two games this season. The addition of Toomer will help the struggling offense, but a playoff birth is still far from reach. The Chiefs well have to work on the defensive side of the ball if the want to become a playoff contender. However with all of the offensive acquisitions is clear to see the Chiefs want to pose a threat to opposing defenses.

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