Leigh Bodden Watch: Will The Chiefs Claim Him?


On Friday the New England Patriots unexpectedly released veteran CB Leigh Bodden. Since the trade deadline is passed, Bodden must pass through waivers before becoming an unrestricted free agent. Teams have until 4 p.m. Eastern today to put in a claim.

According to SI.com’s Peter King in his weekly Monday Morning QB column, the 49ers, Bengals, Bucs, Chiefs, Bills, and Jets could make a claim on Bodden. If more than one team puts a claim in on the CB, the team with the worst record would be awarded his services. Of the teams King mentioned, the Chiefs currently have the worst record at 3-3.

That isn’t to say a team with a worse record that King didn’t mention might not put in a claim.

So does Bodden make sense for the Chiefs? In my opinion, yes.

More after the jump.

The Chiefs are shallow on depth at a number of positions. While Brandon Carr and Brandon Flowers are cemented in their starting positions, the Chiefs don’t seem all that thrilled with Javier Arenas as a nickel corner. The team has been limiting his snaps in coverage this season, instead rolling with extra safeties like Donald Washington.

Bodden could potentially be the team’s third best corner if he is signed.

According to King, the Patriots cut Bodden because he was unhappy not being one of the top three corners in New England. It looks like he’ll get his chance for a fresh start

What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs make a claim on Bodden?