“Sources have said the Cowboys would love for Chiefs CB Brandon Carr to hit the open market, so they can make a run at him,” the Web site posted Sunday . “The expectation is that the Chiefs could franchise Carr and are said to be in fine cap shape, but they also have WR Dwayne Bowe to worry about.
“If Carr somehow makes it to March 13 unsigned, expect the Cowboys to go all in for him and worry about a high-profile guard (Carl Nicks or someone else) thereafter.”
There is a report that the Jets will allow linebacker Bart Scott to seek a trade. He’s a 3-4 linebacker. I don’t see the two teams in the AFC West that run a 3-4, Kansas City and San Diego, making a run at Scott through a trade.
He is getting older and is on the decline. Perhaps if he becomes a free agent and is inexpensive, there could be interest. The Raiders will run some 3-4 looks, and it is possible it becomes a 3-4 defense based on its personnel heading to training camp, according to coach Dennis Allen, and it will need linebackers. I’m not sure if Scott would be the type of player the Raiders would pursue.
Spend an ungodly sum of money. Peter King reported that the Kansas City Chiefs had $63 million of cap space. They signed Stanford Routt to a three-year, $19 million deal, which still leaves more than $50 million on the table. Take the game-show approach and combine it with the classic police bribe. Bring him in a room with a table full of cash and some duffel bags. Explain that you’re going to get a sandwich, Pioli, and that if he’s not there when you come back, that’s fine. Close the door and watch what happens on the closed-circuit cameras you installed in the room sometime in the past few years.
The Chiefs were flying under the radar until the Indianapolis combine because general manager Scott Pioli likes it that way. It’s a smart approach. But behind the scenes they are clearly intent on bringing in quarterback competition for Matt Cassel. They said as much at the combine.
And while Pioli played coy about the possibility of adding Manning, coach Romeo Crennel opened the door to the idea. And everyone who heard him say KC would consider talent such as Manning’s can see the Chiefs chase Manning.