As the Chiefs go into the first weekend of free agency in the NFL for the 2012 season, they still have some work to do, players to talk to and hopefully some more money to spend in the second wave of free agents.
Catching up on some of the details:
A Brady Sequel, And We Don’t Mean Tom?
FoxSports.com reported Friday evening that QB Brady Quinn (left) would be stopping by the Chiefs for a visit. Could this possibly be the competition that GM Scott Pioli was promising to bring in to go against Matt Cassel?
The 27-year old Quinn will be going into his sixth NFL season this fall. It’s been three years since he played in a regular season game. In two years with the Broncos he’s not gotten on the field. His only 14 games and 12 starts came with the Cleveland Browns, the team that drafted him in the first round back in the 2007 NFL Draft. The head coach of the Browns at the time was Romeo Crennel.
In those 14 games, Quinn has thrown 10 TD passes against 9 interceptions, with a 52.1 completion percentage and a 66.8 passer rating.
The last time Brady Quinn started a game was December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium, when he helped the Browns to a 41-34 victory over the Chiefs. That day Quinn hit 10 of 17 passes for 66 yards and 2 INTs.
What’s Up With Right Tackle Eric Winston?
We know Winston was at the Chiefs on Friday. We know that they took him to lunch at Jack Stack, because Winston later tweeted on the event, providing a Twitter thumbs up for the food.
But apparently he left town Friday night to make his previously scheduled visit to Baltimore.
That’s too bad for the Chiefs, because getting Winston wrapped up and in the right tackle spot would have wrapped up a very good week for Pioli and his crew. Instead, they still have a major hole to fill on that right side.
Tolbert Was Here, And Gone
After signing Peyton Hillis, the Chiefs still wanted to talk with bowling ball RB Michael Tolbert. They did, as he visited them on Thursday.
But he was back talking to the Chargers on Friday, and apparently they are passing on him as well, so maybe the Chiefs offer doesn’t look so bad now.
Pretty Impressive Deal For Brandon Carr In Dallas
Here are the numbers on CB Brandon Carr’s deal with the Cowboys. It’s a lot of money, but he’s a lot of player. There will be some pressure on him to play up to the number, something he’s never had to do before.
The deal was 5 years, $50.1 million. It breaks down this way:
- Signing bonus – $10 million.
- Base salary 2012 – $1.2 million.
- Base salary 2013 – $14.3 million.
- Base salary 2014 – $7.5 million.
- Base salary 2015 – $8 million.
- Base salary 2016 – $9.1 million.
Of that $50.1 million, there is $25.5 million guaranteed, all in the first two seasons.
And What Of Orton’s Deal?
QB Kyle Orton signed a 3-year deal with the Cowboys for a total of $10.5 million.
Orton received a $5 million signing bonus and then he’ll get in base salaries in the next three years $900,000, $1.35 million and $3.25 million.
The Boss Was In The House!
No, not Springsteen. The Chiefs newest Boss is TE Kevin Boss, who signed a 3-year, $9 million contract Friday morning.
The former Giants and Raiders TE is looking forward to working with returning starter Tony Moeaki.
“I’m excited to be here with Tony,” Boss told the Kansas City media. “I think it’s going to be fun to play with him. You’ve seen the success the Patriots have had with a couple of good tight ends and I think it’s something we can do here.”
Boss said he was impressed looking at the roster of his new team: “The talent here is amazing. It’s young talent, so that’s something that we’ve got to look forward to in the future and a lot of years to continue to build this team.”