There’s one name to keep in mind when it comes to the situation between the Chiefs and Jarrad Page, their unsigned restricted free agent safety: Bernard Pollard.
Wondering why the Chiefs don’t cancel their tender offer to Page and allow him to find another place to work? Bernard Pollard.
It is unlikely there would ever be a public confirmation of the mistake the Chiefs made in slicing Pollard last season as part of the final cutdown before the regular season. But, bet on the fact that internally the organization knows that situation wasn’t handled very well.
They dropped a young player who had been a starter and got nothing for him in return. Pollard landed with the Texans where he became a starter and a key player for the Houston defense. Let’s remember that the Texans finished the season with a 9-7 record, quite a bit ahead of the 4-12 season put up by the Chiefs. It wasn’t like there was a major improvement in the Chiefs defensive production with Pollard out of the lineup and Mike Brown in at one of the starting safety spots.
Okay, so in hindsight, the grading wasn’t perfect. One bad score can really drag down the grades. So rather than cling to much to the overall grade, which was done in fun, let me sum up some of my thoughts.
I thought the Chiefs did really well this offseason to upgrade their offense. I do realize there’s a major difference between what they should have done and what they could have done. They should have made massive upgrades to their offense. In reality, with an uncapped season and limited draft picks, there were only so many big moves they could have made.
I’ll start off with a brief grading of the Tight Ends and then wrap up my thoughts on the Chiefs’ improvements on offense.
A turf field for kids will be built with the help of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs gave a $100,000 grant to the Police Athletic League for a youth athletic center. KMBC’s Jana Corrie reported that the donation will be matched by other community partners.
The turf field will be built at 18th Street and White Avenue.
After the presentation, the Chiefs players put on clinic for kids.
Trapasso, a second-year player from Ohio State is best known as a preseason member of the Tennessee Titans last season where he had an electrifying 40-yard fake punt for a touchdown in the Hall of Fame game against Buffalo. He was also the first punter to hit the scoreboard at Cowboys Stadium in the first game at Dallas’ new stadium, starting a controversy over the low-hanging scoreboard.
While Colquitt has less highlights, he has more time with the Broncos, spending last preseason on the roster before getting cut on Sept. 1. He was re-signed on Dec. 30.
The Broncos also cut rookie linebacker Korey Bosworth and signed running back Kolby Smith off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith will be entering his fourth NFL season, the best of which was his rookie year in 2007 where he started six games and rushed for 407 yards and two touchdowns.