Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said free-agent receiver Albert Wilson, who set career-highs with 42 catches and 554 yards in 2017 and is now ticketed for free agency, is a candidate to return to Kansas City.
“We’d be super-excited to get him back, but we know we have to go through the process here,” Veach said Thursday at the NFL scouting combine.
Veach said Wilson worked hard last offseason and got his weight down a little, which helped him post a career year.
“He’s a dirty-tough player, he does everything from the slot, to the outside,” Veach said. “He can block, he can return if you need him to. He’s a very valuable commodity for us.”
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Thing is, the Chiefs aren’t the only team to know this. New Bears coach Matt Nagy has spent the last five years with the Chiefs, and when asked if there will be a market for Wilson, Veach admitted that Nagy obviously knows what Wilson can do.
“Well, Matt’s in Chicago,” Veach said with a smile. “He knows all about him, and when teams sit down … and watch Albert, they’ll understand how valuable he is, and we certainly feel the same way.”