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Chiefs Trade For Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman, According to Report


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According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have traded for Arizona Cardinals FB Anthony Sherman.

From Teicher:

Frist we got a report from Adam Caplan. Caplan said the Cardinals may have been looking for a CB in return and dropped Javier Arenas’ name. There is not yet confirmation on the details of the trade.

Here is Caplan’s tweet:

Color me confused.

First, some background on Sherman. He was drafted by the Cards in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He stands at 5-10, 242. He played his college ball at Connecticut.

Sherman played 243 snaps for the Cards last season. Pro Football Focus graded him a -1.1 for those snaps. He allowed one sack and four QB hurries. In 2011, Sherman played 233 snaps and graded a +3.9. Not a very large sample size.

The Chiefs just used a sixth-round pick to draft former Kansas State FB Braden Wilson. If the Chiefs were planning on trading for a FB then why the heck would they have drafted one?

I guess Andy Reid must really utilize the FB in his offense and he must not have been happy with the guys already on the roster.

If the Chiefs really did trade Arena, that would essentially mean that Kansas City dealt Tony Gonzalez, the greatest TE to ever play the game, for a fifth round FB. Arenas has been by no mans a lockdown corner but he has played well at times, particularly in his role as nickel corner.

We will have more as the details of this trade are announced.

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  • chiefridgy

    I guess we will just lineup with 3 or 4 fullbacks

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Offseason plan: Add as many FBs, TEs, Centers, Long Snappers and Punters as possible. Cut Tamba Hali.

      • chiefridgy

        Oh god!

  • Justin KIRK-LEWIS

    Wow wat a waste of a pick!!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Interesting. I’m going to reserve judgment until we get an accurate report of the confirmation the Cards got.

    • calciomoti

      Agreed, but the above report should make no sense at all…

    • Jim Harper

      Me too Stacy. There has to be more to this than meets the eye. I still believe “in R&D we trust”

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I’m a firm believer that trust must be earned.

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Jim, have you seen the official reports?

      • Danny W

        In R&D we trust is sarcasm right?

  • http://twitter.com/derekcass Derek Duderstadt

    BA for fullback and a 2nd round next year? I wonder if this could be the Albert trade we have all waited to happen, and Sherman is just the tip of the iceberg. Unload Albert + gain another pass protector + a draft pick.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      I could see that making sense. Though since we have to wait until 2014 for the draft pick I’d want the Chiefs to get a better player than just a FB.

  • Donkeyhater

    Looking at it from the Gonzalez angle that is why you don’t just trade players for whatever you can get. Not to equate Albert to Gonzalez at all but he is a very good LT in this league and that is worth more than a future 2nd rd pick. To me trades like that should be conditional based on player production, which is fair to both sides, and in which case we would’ve gotten a hell of a lot more for Tony than we did. Or better yet, we could’ve held onto him and had a HOF TE for 5 more years. Don’t think we should just dump Arenas for an unknown FB either.

  • disqus_Mwtx38yVFA

    Then why the f..k did they drafted a FB!!???

  • Carlos Nevarez

    Wtf is going on…..

  • Matt Dickson

    Arenas is just entering his third or fourth season; the point at which most players begin to come into their own. That fact coupled with the fact Arenas has been a “solid” player would indicate we’ve done all the leg work to develop him only to watch him walk as he enters his more promising playing years… in exchange for a mediocre player at a third tier position like FB. Color me confused…