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:
#Chiefs trying to get under the cap. Restructured Brandon Flowers' deal, converting part of base to signing bonus, saved $3M on 2013 cap.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2013
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?