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Chiefs Restructure Brandon Flowers' Contract, Save $3 Million


The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly restructured Cb Brandon Flowers’ contract, creating an additional $3 million of salary cap space for the 2013 season.

From USA Today:

The Chiefs had just a shade over $1 million in cap space heading into the season. The new deal doesn’t change how much Flowers will get paid, it just changes how he will get paid.

This could mean the Chiefs are preparing to make a signing or trade. GM John Dorsey has been very busy the last few days and has been turning over the bottom of the roster.

Adding players making the minimum or close to it is one thing but if Dorsey wanted to bring in a veteran of any real significance, he’d need more wiggle room under the salary cap.

And now he has it.

KC could be interested in bringing in some veteran skill position players. The team could certainly use more help at WR and there are a few veteran RBs still floating around out there (Michael Turner, McGahee) that might provide another option to Knile Davis as Jamaal Charles’ primary backup.

All that said, Dorsey could just be clearing some space so he has some room to make a move later this season, if he needs to. It is never a good idea to be right up against the salary cap do having some breathing room could benefit the Chiefs. Remember that KC has the first priority on the waiver wire so if there are any veteran cuts early in the season, the Chiefs could scoop those players up…but they would also have to scoop up their contracts.

What do you think, Addicts? Is Dorsey prepping for a signing or trade or is he just being responsible with the cap?

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  • Aaron

    I’m hopeful of a potential move for WR help. But I won’t be surprised if he cleared up space for a “just in case” situation later on this season.

  • Jason Collins

    How about cutting chase and saving a ton? Love your show at Mizzou chase, but you ain’t worth 3 mil a year

    • e_racer

      Guaranteed money. It would cost $ to cut him this year.

    • Michael Shaw

      Hell no! I wouldn’t want our only option if Alex gets another concussion to be Tyler Bray! You, sir, have lost your ever loving mind!! LOL!!

    • PunjabiPete

      I thought Chase looked serviceable as a backup. Tyler needs the confidence to learn the game, grow up and calm down. If he knows he is constantly in danger of being the next man up i.e. Stalingrad, that could hamper his development. Maybe CD ain’t worth no 3 milli, but he got it, so I respectfully disagree.

    • Billie Cabral

      I agree totally. He is a carbon copy of Colt McCoy. Decent to great in college. Panicky and tucks the ball to run all to often.

  • Dfrey87

    I think he is looking at some veteran OL help. We have a lot of weapons on the O. Nobody is giving Avery any credit here, we also have DMC, Fasano/ Kelce, and JC out of the backfield to take the pressure off Bowe. Not to mention Hemmingway who is going to surprise a lot of people this year. If we do anything it will be OL or another vet. TE.

    • Dfrey87

      I also forgot to throw Sherman in there as a weapon out of the backfield as well. Our WR corp prob won’t change as far as the starters go tell next years draft or FA.

  • tm1946

    Just got over the churning up of the bottom of the roster, ready for some football and now you tempt me with “what if” or “whose available” or “what do we need”. Tough eating lunch waiting to see what happens next.
    Thanks a lot.

  • e_racer

    Absolutely not! It means they squeak under the new cap requirements (all 53 players, PS, IR, PUP under the cap now). They needed the $ to keep from cutting players. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23334849/agents-take-understanding-the-next-few-days-of-the-nfl-calendar

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I’d expect a move, but bottom of the roster moves wouldn’t require this kind of cap space. This is interesting.

  • Chris Tarrants

    And the newest chief is… Drumroll…………..

  • Jason Seibel

    It wouldn’t surprise me if he looked for a little help in the backfield. We here at AA have discussed the possibility of a Turner or McGahee joining the roster. That could be exactly what this move is setting up to do.

  • Billie Cabral

    T.O? LMAO JK

  • loanplus1

    Willis McGahee would be a nice add on. But who ever thinks cutting Chase is good idea did not watch last year (brady cassel) he is a good back up and could carry us for a few weeks. Anyway lets play some FOOTBALL!