Jarrad Page has finally signed his tender offer from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Page, who wants out of Kansas City, had thus far refused to sign his tender offer and has held out all through training camp.
So why now?
The Chiefs must cut their roster from 75 players to 53 players by tomorrow afternoon. If Page had not signed his tender, he would not have counted against the 53 man roster and thus would have remained irrelevant. Now, by signing his tender, he is forcing the Chiefs to do something with him.
They can either keep him, trade him or cut him.
Thus far, what the Chiefs have done is asked the league for a 2 week roster exemption Page which they have been granted. What that means is that Page will be paid for the first two weeks of the season but he will not count against the 53 man roster.
Basically what the Chiefs are telling us here is that they know Page has value so they aren’t going to give him away for free by simply cutting him tomorrow. The Chiefs will likely now actively try to trade Page but they will have a couple of weeks to get a deal done.