Fantasy spin: Chiefs sign veteran WR Toomer

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed WR Amani Toomer to a one year contract. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed WR Amani Toomer to a one year contract. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Amani Toomer to a one-year deal, bringing speculation that the team isn’t happy with their current wide receivers behind Dwayne Bowe.

Once considered a viable fantasy starter, Toomer’s numbers were mediocre in his final five seasons with the New York Giants. He failed to crack the 800-yard mark and averaged fewer than four touchdowns in that time.

Soon to be 35, his best statistical seasons are in the rearview mirror.

Still, the fact that the Chiefs signed him is an indication that Haley and his staff isn’t thrilled with Mark Bradley or Devard Darling. Neither of these veterans have staked their claim to a starting spot opposite Bowe, so Toomer could wind up second on the depth chart.

Bobby Engram is also in the mix, but he’s likely locked into the slot position and won’t factor into the battle.

Haley’s spread offense can produce some monster numbers from the quarterback and wide receivers — that was evident last season with Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston.

Those three wideouts all posted 1,000-plus yards. last season under Haley’s watch.

That same scenario won’t happen with the Chiefs, but the potential for immense production is evident. That’s a huge part of the reason Bowe is held in such high regard as a potential breakout candidate in 2009.

While none of the trio of Bradley, Darling or Toomer is going to light the fantasy world on fire, this is a training camp competition to watch.

The eventual winner will have some late-round value in league with 12-plus teams.

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