A couple of weeks ago the New England Patriots unexpectedly cut CB Leigh Bodden. As is custom, one of the natural places ex-Patriots end up working out is Kansas City. Indeed Bodden did work out for the Chiefs, however the team did not sign him.
We are now hearing, via Bodden himself, that he had to tell the Chiefs he was injured.
Here is the interesting bit from the Boston Herald:
Beginning in Week 1, Bodden dealt with back pain, leg pain and weakness, knee pain, and groin pain, and no one could figure out why. That explains his performance that dipped.He actually was about to sign with the Chiefs, who didn’t even need to work him out before Bodden decided to tell Kansas City exactly why he felt like he did. He was injured and in pain.
It turned out Bodden had a herniated disk and required surgery.
It is a shame because Bodden really could have helped the Chiefs, especially last week with both Javier Arenas and Jon McGraw injured.
Then again, had Bodden not been injured, his play might not have slipped and New England probably would cut him.
Perhaps the Chiefs will take a look in the offseason.