Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah (39) celebrates against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Husain Abdullah's Contract Details Released


We finally have some numbers to go with Husain Abdullah‘s two-year contract he signed yesterday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has us covered.

The numbers are pretty fair for what Abdullah can provide for the Chiefs as a free safety. Kansas City should still have plenty of room to make a few more signings if they can find the right fit.

Abdullah played his first full season of football last season since take a year off of football to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 2012. By the time he got to the end of the season Abdullah looked like he could be a viable option for the Chiefs at free safety. In the playoff game against Indianapolis he had two interceptions, five tackles, and allowed three receptions on seven targets.

Retaining Abdullah should give the Chiefs some flexibility in the way they approach the secondary in both free agency and the draft. John Dorsey loves the way he plays and it would stand to reason Abdullah is going to get every chance to win the starting free safety spot.

In case you missed it, here’s what Dorsey told Terez A. Paylor before free agency started:

“Love him. I love the soul, I love how he plays the game, he plays it with his eyes. I have a lot of respect for him.”

Pretty intense words, no? He’s not a big name but Abdullah is definitely a valuable solution.

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  • Larry Devore

    Now if only KC can get some of the players into redoing the contracts.

  • Jordan

    Any body feeling furious about the offseason of 2014? Because I’m running out of calming thoughts I’m tired of being scrubby year after year, just feels like the chiefs reverting to the chiefs… Put on a good showing then falling apart

    • Troy Utt

      Honestly Jordan I was furious about the apparent lack of effort in attempting to resign any of “our own” at first, even though I knew going into FA’cy that we were not going to be big players! As the time ticked away that feeling turned into a lump in the pit of my stomach as I saw what the Donkeys were doing, but it has also made me realize that the brass has a plan! While it’s obvious Denver is reloading for a run this year as it’s window is preparing to “slam shut!” They have also mortgaged their future trying to accomplish what they failed to do last season… KC on the other hand said no to those they could not afford no matter how tempting, and according to reports I saw this morning will have as much as $50mil to spend next season!!! (after next season)
      That being said I firmly believe in what’s been done so far, & other than the Bowe contract (which was more or less due to lack of options) see a shift of power not only in the AFCW, but the AFC come a couple years from now… Regardless win the SB or play out his contract but Manning is that close to his AARP card, & what does Elway have after that?
      A hoard of 1-2 year expiring contracts on 30-something YO players. (as many as 7)
      It doesn’t make it feel any better, & it’s certainly no consolation during the season but R&D are doing the right thing! It’s similiar to years past when Jerry Jones & his mighty check-book went on a spending spree only to find he had spent more than the cap would allow. It cost him draft picks & cap space!
      All we can do is continue to build for the future & know it’s the right thing! WAR CHIEFS!!!

  • Lyle Graversen

    This was a great signing by KC. Honestly, I think Abdullah may have a chance to start this year and if so, getting him for literally a fraction of what teams are paying other safeties this offseason (25 million for Mike Mitchel?). Worst case scenario is he is a great 3rd safety to come in on passing downs.

    • cd3382

      I agree and people forget this guy was starting in Minnesota before he retired.