[ESPN.com] Free agent wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim has reached an oral agreement to play with the Kansas City Chiefs next season, The Kansas City Star reported.
Hakim, who played for Dick Vermeil’s 1999-2000 Super Bowl champion team in St. Louis, is expected to be in Kansas City for next weekend’s mini-camp. The paper said Vermeil was Hakim’s biggest attraction to the Chiefs.
Hakim caught 31 passes for 533 yards for the Lions last season but was cut when they drafted Mike Williams.
Hakim is expected to have a quick assimilation to the Chiefs offense, catching balls from former teammate Trent Green. Hakim will likely be penciled in as the third starter behind Eddie Kennison and Samie Parker.