Everyone points out Kansas City's hole at wide receiver because it's a skill position. But their current predicament at safety is just as ugly.
This is the type of move that can pay off in free agency. Branch is 28 years old and coming off lower leg injuries that have ruined his prime after signing a huge contract with Oakland. But he has shown the ability to be a difference-making starter in the league when healthy. The Chiefs surely aren't giving up much to sign him, and their top safeties at the moment are Husain Abdullah and ... no one else.