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.
Chiefs two-year deal for Husain Abdullah: $2.27 million, $750,000 signing bonus, salaries $725,000, $745,000
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 12, 2014
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.