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Age aside, Chiefs may push to keep WR Chambers

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By Michael Blunda

While it was thought a couple of months back that there wasn't much chance the Chiefs would retain 31-year-old WR Chris Chambers in 2010, the stretch run of the '09 season might have changed their mind. With so many needs in the draft and an extremely thin receiving corps, we're now hearing that GM Scott Pioli could make a strong effort to re-sign Chambers, who's about to become an unrestricted free agent. After being released by the Chargers in early November and getting claimed off waivers by K.C., the veteran wideout made an immediate difference, grabbing two scores in his first game as a Chief and going on to catch 36 passes for 608 yards and four TDs in his nine contests with the club. With only Dwayne Bowe as a legitimate starter next season, Kansas City almost can't afford to lose Chambers, who proved to still have impressive speed and hands. The team wants to get younger, but parting ways with all its vets now would do more harm than good.

 

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