KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs continue perusing the free agent market for veteran help at cornerback, this time hosting a visit with 11-year veteran defender Orlando Scandrick..
Washington released Scandrick on Tuesday. Scandrick plans to meet with the Chiefs on Wednesday, a sourced confirmed to ChiefsDigest.com. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported the Chiefs' interest in Scandrick.
Scandrick spent 10 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before signing with Washington in the offseason. He played in 11 games for the Cowboys last season, taking part in 58.6 percent of the team's defensive snaps. He picked up 32 tackles with three passes broken.
Scandrick's most productive season came in 2013 when he set career highs with 59 tackles, 13 passes defensed and two interceptions. He also picked up two sacks.
The Chiefs currently project a starting lineup of Kendall Fuller and Steven Nelson with David Amerson as a nickel back. But after that the Chiefs have a lineup of mostly young and untested corners as backups. Sixth-round draft pick Tremon Smith along with undrafted free agents Arrion Springs and D'Montre Wade have been running with the second-team defense.
The Chiefs hosted free agent Bashaud Breeland on a visit during training camp but did not strike a deal. The club remains in the market for veteran help at cornerback, if both price and chemistry fit for the team.
Scandrick signed a two-year deal with Washington in March worth up to $10 million including a $1 million signing bonus. The contract carried a cap hit of $2.6 million this season and $4.25 million in 2019. The pact also included roster bonuses of up to $500,000 this year and $1 million next season along with escalator clauses based on playing time.
The Chiefs have approximately $8.5 million in cap space according to the NFLPA public salary cap report. That number includes the club's top 51 contracts. Including the full 53-man roster, practice squad and space for injured reserve players, the Chiefs have a projected cap space of just under $3 million for the 2018 season.