The Kansas City Chiefs gained almost $3 million in cap space on Wednesday morning, but how?
Something interesting has been making the rounds on Twitter. The Chiefs, who were listed by the National Football League Players Association to only have $200,000 in cap space, suddenly have $3 million. How? Nobody is quite sure.
As of Wednesday morning, no official moves with the roster have been made. This leads us to believe that somebody restructured their contract, moving money from this year to the future. Could it be Jamaal Charles, who was scheduled to be paid $5.3 million with no dead money against the cap. Perhaps Charles is taking a deal that spreads the money out in return for guaranteed dollars?
Another option could be Rod Streater’s contract being deemed as not likely to be reached in terms of bonus money. If that is the case, his money would no longer count against the cap. Still, it doesn’t seem likely considering there is a good chance he makes the team.
Kansas City would definitely like to have more cap space to sign a player or two should somebody become available. Of course, the Chiefs also like having the option of inking a replacement for an injured player. In essence, general manager John Dorsey would always like to have $1 million or so to make moves. Apparently, he has $3 million.
How we got there? Still waiting for that answer.