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Falcons expressed interest in Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed, per report

The Atlanta Falcons have been connected to another big-name player but for once, it’s not a quarterback. A new feature from USA TODAY’s Tyler Dragon named the Falcons as one of seven teams to show interest in trading for Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed.

Atlanta has some uncertainty at the cornerback position with Jeff Okudah set to hit free agency and A.J. Terrell still looking for a long-term deal. The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Sneed but he reportedly has permission to seek a trade:

Sneed, 27, has developed into a quality player in Kansas City over the last few years. The former fourth-round pick has started 33 games since 2022, recording five interceptions, 25 passes defended and three forced fumbles.

The Chiefs won their second straight Super Bowl last month, and unlike previous years, their defense carried the team while the offense struggled for much of the season. Sneed is in his prime and deserves to be paid.

Would the Falcons consider giving up more assets to upgrade a secondary that’s already pretty solid? It likely comes down to the cost, but there’s no harm in testing the waters.

Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire