After trading Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins for five draft picks, the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to improve their roster for the 2022 season. The reigning AFC West champions have their eyes on a few free agents that could potentially sign with the team in the near future.

On Wednesday, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling visited with the Chiefs. Kansas City is interested in free-agent running back Ronald Jones,’s Jeffri Chadiha reports, and the Chiefs could be a landing spot for cornerback Stephon Gilmore at the right price.

Valdes-Scantling might be Kansas City’s No. 3 receiver. In four seasons, the 27-year-old has never finished with more than 38 catches, 690 yards or six touchdowns. Valdes-Scantling had 430 yards in 11 games last season.

Kansas City lacks an established No. 1 receiver on the roster. JuJu Smith-Schuster joined the team in free agency and is the top wideout heading into camp. Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce remains a key receiving threat.

Darrel Williams remains a free agent after leading the Chiefs in rushing a season ago. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire slated to get the bulk of the carries in 2022, Jones could make sense as the No. 2 rusher.

Jones ran for 2,174 yards on 4.5 yards per attempt in four seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A year after being Tampa Bay’s leading rusher during the team’s Super Bowl run, Jones took a backseat to Leonard Fournette, totaling just 428 yards on 101 attempts in 2021.

Improving the defense is likely a focal point of Kansas City’s front office. Safety Tyrann Mathieu left the Chiefs in free agency. Edge rusher Melvin Ingram has not re-signed with Kansas City.

Gilmore isn’t far removed from being considered the best player at his position. The cornerback was named the 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year with the New England Patriots. As a member of the Carolina Panthers last season, Gilmore was selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl.

The Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders both made significant additions in the offseason, looking to challenge the Chiefs in the AFC West. With Justin Herbert entering his third season, the Los Angeles Chargers are viewed as the biggest threat to Kansas City in the division.

The Chiefs have hosted the AFC Championship Game in four straight years.

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Stephon Gilmore #24 of the New England Patriots waits to take the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 20, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Mark Brown/Getty Images