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tk13
04-08-2005, 02:12 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/football/nfl/kansas_city_chiefs/11338788.htm

Fujita to have surgery

Fellow linebacker Beisel joins Patriots

By ADAM TEICHER The Kansas City Star


Scott Fujita's season could rest on results of arthroscopic ankle surgery he was to have today in California.

The Chiefs are privately concerned that Fujita, a three-year starter at linebacker, might miss at least the start of the regular season and perhaps a lot more.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs lost a linebacker Thursday when free agent Monty Beisel agreed to terms of a two-year contract with New England.

Fujita, contacted before leaving Kansas City for California on Thursday, indicated the injury might not be that severe. But it's possible today's surgery will reveal damage beyond what he might anticipate.

We'll get more answers (today),'' Fujita said. I'm not too concerned that it's anything significant. Any concerns I may have had have been discussed privately with coach (Dick) Vermeil and (president/general manager) Carl Peterson, and that's where that needs to stay for now.''

Fujita was a restricted free agent, but Thursday he accepted the Chiefs' mandatory one-year contract offer of $656,000.

A significant injury to Fujita would further deplete a position that for the Chiefs is low on both numbers and quality. Beside Fujita, the Chiefs have only six linebackers under contract, and all have issues.

Recently acquired Kendrell Bell, Shawn Barber and Mike Maslowski are coming off injuries that cost each a significant portion of last season. The Chiefs are confident Bell will be able to play, but they also know Barber won't be ready when the season begins. They are hopeful but uncertain about Maslowski.

The other linebackers are Kawika Mitchell, who was a disappointment as a starter last year; Keyaron Fox; and Rich Scanlon. Fox and Scanlon played little except on special teams as rookies last season.

Quinton Caver and Fred Jones are unrestricted free agents. Neither played much except on special teams last season.

The Chiefs, after signing Bell from Pittsburgh, made an effort to sign Baltimore's Ed Hartwell, but he joined Atlanta instead. Houston's Jamie Sharper is perhaps the best free-agent linebacker still available, but as of Thursday the Chiefs had made no move to bring him for a visit.

Vermeil said little about Fujita's situation other than to indicate he wasn't concerned.

He'll be fine,'' Vermeil said. He'll be ready for minicamp (in June).''

Fujita wouldn't be specific about the nature of the injury. He started all 16 games last season but departed an early-season game in Baltimore in the second quarter because of what the Chiefs called a sprained right ankle.

He was listed on the weekly injury report for four subsequent games because of an ankle problem.

It's kind of a weird deal,'' he said. It's too bad we lost so much time on this.''

Fujita played through considerable pain for much of the rest of the season but said doctors told him he didn't make the injury worse by continuing to play.

The Chiefs drafted Beisel from Kansas State in the fourth round in 2001.

He played little except on special teams until last season, when injuries forced him into the lineup. Despite their shortage at linebacker, the Chiefs allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Beisel visited Green Bay and Pittsburgh as well as New England. The Patriots not only offered Beisel a contract to his liking but told him he would have a chance to be a starter.

He's excited about this,'' said Beisel's agent, Craig Domann. He really enjoyed his time in Kansas City, but where he is in his career right now, this is the best opportunity for him.''

Woodrow Call
04-08-2005, 02:14 AM
That is unsettling but hopefully it is nothing serious. Glad he is back in the fold.

Nightfyre
04-08-2005, 03:58 AM
Theyre just cleaning out his ankle, he'll be fine.

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 04:03 AM
I don't understand why Teicher made the headline for this article about Fujita's surgery instead of being about his resigning with us. The surgery seems pretty routine.

Ultra Peanut
04-08-2005, 04:03 AM
I'm glad it was Fooj we kept if we had to lose one of them, but I think Monty would have been nice to have on the team. Oh, well. That's the NFL.

tk13
04-08-2005, 04:42 AM
I don't understand why Teicher made the headline for this article about Fujita's surgery instead of being about his resigning with us. The surgery seems pretty routine.
Because it's Teicher. I don't know what has crawled up his rectum this offseason but I'd give his reporting about an F-. He bases the whole thing around one sentence.... "But it's possible today's surgery will reveal damage beyond what he might anticipate." Well duh. It's possible Priest could trip over the coffee table and blow his knee out while Slayer drives through his living room and gives him a concussion, that doesn't mean you should blow it up and make us all think he's in danger. I don't know, maybe he knows something we don't, but I think Vermeil usually knows what is going on, and he doesn't seem worried. He knew something serious was wrong with Boerigter the night he got hurt, he knew Johnnie Morton was going to make a miraculous comeback out of nowhere in training camp, etc. We'll see, I'm not too worried yet.

mcan
04-08-2005, 06:15 AM
I'll miss Beisel for sure. But, if we can get a starter on the strong side, then that would put Fujita back on special teams where he is sorely missed, and hopefully that upgrades the starting defense too...

I've always liked Fujita as a smart, and very athletic big guy. But he's just lost out there in coverage. The fact that he makes a lot of tackles is an indication of how many offensive plays were ran against us for the last two years. A lot of people could make 90 tackles a year if they played the LOLB position on a defense that routinely lets the offense snap the ball 70 times per game...

the Talking Can
04-08-2005, 06:29 AM
wait, we signed the injured LB and let the healthy one go?

sweet...we have 1 healthy and talented LB on our roster: Bell...the rest are injured scrubs

tomahawk kid
04-08-2005, 07:21 AM
Because it's Teicher. I don't know what has crawled up his rectum this offseason but I'd give his reporting about an F-. He bases the whole thing around one sentence.... "But it's possible today's surgery will reveal damage beyond what he might anticipate." Well duh. It's possible Priest could trip over the coffee table and blow his knee out while Slayer drives through his living room and gives him a concussion, that doesn't mean you should blow it up and make us all think he's in danger. I don't know, maybe he knows something we don't, but I think Vermeil usually knows what is going on, and he doesn't seem worried. He knew something serious was wrong with Boerigter the night he got hurt, he knew Johnnie Morton was going to make a miraculous comeback out of nowhere in training camp, etc. We'll see, I'm not too worried yet.

That's what I thought. Notice too that Vermiel gives a specific time table for Scotty's Foo's return (i.e. June Minicamp).

DV doesn't get specific timetables unless its fairly certain that their is no risk involved.

Once again, it sounds like Titless had some copy space to fill and it was easier to sensationalize Fujita's surgery than actually delve into the Chiefs / Johnson situation (i.e. are they negotiating etc.)

I think its fairly obvious that Teicher HATES covering this team and is severly burned out. They gotta give the guy a new beat as his latest articles have been questionable at best and horrible at worst.

tomahawk kid
04-08-2005, 07:25 AM
WTF......The Chiefs season was over before it got mid season last year.
Why did this moron wait until know to do something about his anke? He probably knew it would hamper his FA.
The FO are the stupidest people in football.
Signing an average player with ankle problems that may miss at least half the season. Dumb jackasses.

I think, unless they find an alien in Fuj's ankle, he'll be fine and ready to roll for the season.

Sounds like they are just scoping his ankle and perhaps removing some bone fragments / scar tissue.

Again, there's a POSSIBILITY of more damage, but theirs also a POSSIBILITY that any of us will fall down the stairs and break our neck everyday.

Their's a difference between possibility and certainty and I think the article is creating smoke where there's very little (if any) fire.

C-Mac
04-08-2005, 08:00 AM
The draft and Sharper.

Just a side note, but Quinton Caver was a monster at Arkansas in the SEC, in fact he was the leading tackler ahead of Carlos Hall. I'm just surprised he hasnt made an impact.

whoman69
04-08-2005, 08:18 AM
I have to wonder why he waited 4 months to get the surgery. Would it have hurt his signability?

jAZ
04-08-2005, 08:22 AM
This is what Teicher based his headline on, IMO...
"Any concerns I may have had have been discussed privately with coach (Dick) Vermeil and (president/general manager) Carl Peterson, and that's where that needs to stay for now.''
The "secrecy" about Fuj's concerns raises a legit red-flag, IMO. Combine that with his quick exit from FA and signing a minimum tender offer given that he's been our best LB for two years now... says a great deal about his concern for this future.

I almost wonder if it's career threatening, and that's why he jumped at our VERY lowball offer.

Chiefnj
04-08-2005, 08:26 AM
I think this surgery helps explain why Fujita received little to no interest on the open market.

Mr. Kotter
04-08-2005, 08:48 AM
I'm becomin' increasingly convinced our 1st round choice will have to be an OLB...even if it means trading up or down. Now way we go into the season with Mitchell, Fox, Maz, and Scanlon as our only serviceable linebackers .... we better not. :shake:

:banghead:

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-08-2005, 08:50 AM
I don't understand why Teicher made the headline for this article about Fujita's surgery instead of being about his resigning with us. The surgery seems pretty routine.
fear sells papers.

Chiefnj
04-08-2005, 09:08 AM
We'll get more answers (today),'' Fujita said. I'm not too concerned that it's anything significant. Any concerns I may have had have been discussed privately with coach (Dick) Vermeil and (president/general manager) Carl Peterson, and that's where that needs to stay for now.''

If it is routine surgery why wouldn't Fujita have just said "It's routine surery to clean out the ankle, no big deal."?

Having the surgery so late in the offseason seems odd as well.

shaneo69
04-08-2005, 09:17 AM
I'm thinking Fujita recently went on a FA visit, took a physical with some team, and they failed him because of the ankle, which prompted this course of events to take place.

As far as DV being pretty good about predicting the severity of injuries, he doesn't really instill me with confidence after he repeatedly said last year that Priest would be back before the end of the season.

Finally, is it any wonder the Patriots continue to win Super Bowls? They let Troy Brown go, so they sign David Terrell. They let Roman Phifer go, they sign Monty Beisel. They let Ty Law go, they trade for Duane Starks. And they've shown a lot of interest in Odell Thurman, who they may pick at the end of the 1st round to take Bruschi's place. They sit there at the end of the 1st round every year and good players like Wilfork, Graham, Warren, and Thurman end up falling into their laps. Is Pioli really a genius, or is he just using common sense and not panicking when it comes to free agency and the draft?

whoman69
04-08-2005, 09:41 AM
I'm thinking Fujita recently went on a FA visit, took a physical with some team, and they failed him because of the ankle, which prompted this course of events to take place.

As far as DV being pretty good about predicting the severity of injuries, he doesn't really instill me with confidence after he repeatedly said last year that Priest would be back before the end of the season.

Finally, is it any wonder the Patriots continue to win Super Bowls? They let Troy Brown go, so they sign David Terrell. They let Roman Phifer go, they sign Monty Beisel. They let Ty Law go, they trade for Duane Starks. And they've shown a lot of interest in Odell Thurman, who they may pick at the end of the 1st round to take Bruschi's place. They sit there at the end of the 1st round every year and good players like Wilfork, Graham, Warren, and Thurman end up falling into their laps. Is Pioli really a genius, or is he just using common sense and not panicking when it comes to free agency and the draft?
Pioli understands that an upgrade is an upgrade and that when looking at a draftable player, you go by what you can see, not what might be.

Bwana
04-08-2005, 10:05 AM
I have to wonder why he waited 4 months to get the surgery. Would it have hurt his signability?

That would be my guess. He should have had this done along time ago.

Mr. Kotter
04-08-2005, 10:08 AM
...when looking at a draftable player, you go by what you can see, not what might be.

That wouldn't be a poke at our genius GM King Carl and his scouting bafoons, would it? :hmmm:

:banghead:

jspchief
04-08-2005, 10:13 AM
That would be my guess. He should have had this done along time ago.

Doesn't look like waiting helped his signability either...he's still on the same team and is playing for the minimum. I can't believe we're going to be in limbo on this because he sat around on it for 4 months. Someone gave him some pretty dumb advice.

TEX
04-08-2005, 10:21 AM
I can't believe they still mention MAZ.... :hmmm:

ct
04-08-2005, 10:23 AM
I'm becomin' increasingly convinced our 1st round choice will have to be an OLB...even if it means trading up or down. Now way we go into the season with Mitchell, Fox, Maz, and Scanlon as our only serviceable linebackers .... we better not. :shake:

:banghead:

Let's see, our best lineup would be:

ROLB - Barber
MLB - Bell
LOLB - Fujita

... with Mitchell, Maz(who knows if/how well that knee will recover), Fox, Scanlon as backups. Can't mention Caver or Jones at this point as they both are UFA. That adds up to a thus far bust 2nd rounder, an unknown 3rd rounder, and undrafted FA, and an over-achiever NFL Europe, bum knee question mark.

Add to it that Barber will NOT be ready at the start of 05 season, and now Fujita is in question, though he SHOULD be ready, we can't just count on it. I personally reach the inevitable conclusion that we have more FA work to do at OLB, or this will be our 1st round pick. That statement does project we eventually get Surtain.

Now consider this, what if we don't get Surtain? Now we have huge holes remaining at CB and OLB. Do we fill one or both via FA or rely on our 1st 2 picks to fill the holes? This is a very bad scenario.

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 10:26 AM
Actually our best lineup could be:

LB - Barber
LB - Bell
LB - Johnson

With Fujitia, Fox, and Mitchell as backups. That is not a bad linebacking core. The key is keeping Fujitia, Fox, and Mitchell as backups which is were they would be good not as starters.

KCTitus
04-08-2005, 10:27 AM
That's just great, Carl...

overpay for the damaged goods and let Beisel go to the Pats. *sigh*

Mr. Laz
04-08-2005, 10:27 AM
it was nice of fujita to sign the tender BEFORE the surgery ROFL

beer bacon
04-08-2005, 10:28 AM
This is what Teicher based his headline on, IMO...

The "secrecy" about Fuj's concerns raises a legit red-flag, IMO. Combine that with his quick exit from FA and signing a minimum tender offer given that he's been our best LB for two years now... says a great deal about his concern for this future.

I almost wonder if it's career threatening, and that's why he jumped at our VERY lowball offer.

I for one think it must be career ending. We should all jump off the nearest cliff as soon as possible!

petegz28
04-08-2005, 10:29 AM
Teicher is ALWAYS gloom and doom!

ChiefsCountry
04-08-2005, 10:32 AM
I say this an outpatient surgery type deal. Go in clean some crap out and be ready to go in a week or two. No big deal.

Mr. Laz
04-08-2005, 10:33 AM
Jamie Sharper is perhaps the best free-agent linebacker still available, but as of Thursday the Chiefs had made no move to bring him for a visit
just as a point of interest...

because if Sharper signs with another team you just know that TK/philfree/Stevieray/Rausch etc with ABSOLUTELY INSIST that the Chiefs tried to sign him but for some mysterious reason Sharper JUST DIDN'T want to come to kansas city.

maybe because Sharper heard kansas city just doesn't enough TRUE fans or something. :rolleyes:

KCTitus
04-08-2005, 10:37 AM
...maybe because Sharper heard kansas city just doesn't enough TRUE fans or something. :rolleyes:

He's probably a Planet reader...that's what tipped him off.

Ultra Peanut
04-08-2005, 12:23 PM
There must be a conspiracy afoot... Fujita's done for.

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ROYC75
04-08-2005, 12:28 PM
I for one think it must be career ending. We should all jump off the nearest cliff as soon as possible!


Now stop that, there are a few here that I think might try this.

Spicy McHaggis
04-08-2005, 01:58 PM
maybe because Sharper heard kansas city just doesn't enough TRUE fans or something. :rolleyes:

I heard chiefsfolife left him a voicemail trashing us. So if he doesn't sign there's why.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-09-2005, 12:13 AM
Thank you, Pats, for signing Beisel.

Although, he'll shine in New England. It's a crap player-friendly scheme they run.

Frazod
04-09-2005, 12:16 AM
Thank you, Pats, for signing Beisel.

Although, he'll shine in New England. It's a crap player-friendly scheme they run.

We should run that scheme. God knows we've got the crap players in place. :banghead:

tk13
04-09-2005, 12:17 AM
As far as DV being pretty good about predicting the severity of injuries, he doesn't really instill me with confidence after he repeatedly said last year that Priest would be back before the end of the season.


I think there's a huge difference when you're talking about the offseason, and your in-season injury report that may affect how an opponent prepares/scouts for you. Priest did say he could've come back before the season was over, but he would have had to wear a brace, and obviously there wasn't much use to risking it anyway considering we weren't making the playoffs. Had we been in the hunt, I think he would've been out there...

Sure-Oz
04-09-2005, 12:18 AM
Yeah NE is awesome at making no name players studs, we still shouldve gotten Troy Brown to play CB!!!!

tk13
04-09-2005, 12:21 AM
just as a point of interest...

because if Sharper signs with another team you just know that TK/philfree/Stevieray/Rausch etc with ABSOLUTELY INSIST that the Chiefs tried to sign him but for some mysterious reason Sharper JUST DIDN'T want to come to kansas city.

maybe because Sharper heard kansas city just doesn't enough TRUE fans or something. :rolleyes:

I have no idea where you got this from, or what you're talking about really. I wouldn't complain if we signed Sharper, as long as it allows us room to still get a corner. You really don't have to lump me in everytime you want to paint your black cloud over everything.

go bowe
04-09-2005, 12:28 AM
I have no idea where you got this from, or what you're talking about really. I wouldn't complain if we signed Sharper, as long as it allows us room to still get a corner. You really don't have to lump me in everytime you want to paint your black cloud over everything.aw, c'mon...

you know you're just a big loveable lump... :) :) :)

Ninjaman
04-09-2005, 12:57 AM
New England has a probowler on each level of their D.

Starting with their probowl D'tackle.

You can win with a Monty Beisel playing with those other great players.

Nightfyre
04-09-2005, 01:02 AM
There must be a conspiracy afoot... Fujita's done for.


No I believe the injury is in the ankle, not the foot.

alanm
04-09-2005, 01:29 AM
That's what I thought. Notice too that Vermiel gives a specific time table for Scotty's Foo's return (i.e. June Minicamp).

DV doesn't get specific timetables unless its fairly certain that their is no risk involved.

Once again, it sounds like Titless had some copy space to fill and it was easier to sensationalize Fujita's surgery than actually delve into the Chiefs / Johnson situation (i.e. are they negotiating etc.)

I think its fairly obvious that Teicher HATES covering this team and is severly burned out. They gotta give the guy a new beat as his latest articles have been questionable at best and horrible at worst.
It dawned on me when you were railing about Teicher and his crappy coverage of the Chiefs that I started thinking about Ivan Carter again. And how much I really miss his coverage. Then I recalled reading a blurb in the Omaha World Herald about one of their reporters leaving the World Herald to go to the Star to be one of the Chiefs beat reporters. I guess Ivan's replacement. So I went back and found it. It's at the very bottom of Tom
Shatel's collumn. I read the WH every day and I just don't recall this lady and her writing. Course she may well have been assigned the Womens Husker sports beat. I confess I don't keep up much on womens college sports.

Finally, major kudos to our Liz Merrill, who is leaving the Husker beat in two weeks to cover the Chiefs for the Kansas City Star. Hard to believe she's trading in trips to Manhattan, Kan., for San Diego.

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=38&u_sid=1372811

Logical
04-09-2005, 02:37 AM
OK has there ever been a worse signing as far as timing. Why the hell did we not wait until after the surgery if there are questions. It is not like anyone was beating a path to Fujitas door. I have not heard about 1 trip to another team for a visit for Fujita. Now I know why, dude is damaged goods and is hardly an all pro.

tk13
04-09-2005, 02:41 AM
I didn't see anything in the Star about this today...

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 06:12 AM
This thread has gone on for over a day and nobody has addressed this from Teicher:

they also know Barber won't be ready when the season begins

They now KNOW Barber won't be ready, or is this one of Teicher's embellishments again?

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 06:13 AM
Pioli understands that an upgrade is an upgrade and that when looking at a draftable player, you go by what you can see, not what might be.

Beisel is NOT an upgrade.

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 06:13 AM
OK has there ever been a worse signing as far as timing. Why the hell did we not wait until after the surgery if there are questions. It is not like anyone was beating a path to Fujitas door. I have not heard about 1 trip to another team for a visit for Fujita. Now I know why, dude is damaged goods and is hardly an all pro.

Ahem, the Chiefs didn't wait for ANYTHING.

The Chiefs extended him a 1-year tender as a RFA at the beginning of March.

FUJITA waited until now to sign it. The team has no control over it.

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 06:29 AM
Ahem, the Chiefs didn't wait for ANYTHING.

The Chiefs extended him a 1-year tender as a RFA at the beginning of March.

FUJITA waited until now to sign it. The team has no control over it.Besides, you've gotta lock that down.

Rausch
04-09-2005, 06:42 AM
Ahem, the Chiefs didn't wait for ANYTHING.

The Chiefs extended him a 1-year tender as a RFA at the beginning of March.

FUJITA waited until now to sign it. The team has no control over it.

Semantics...or something...

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 10:51 AM
Besides, you've gotta lock that down.

ROFL

Woodrow Call
04-09-2005, 12:45 PM
This thread has gone on for over a day and nobody has addressed this from Teicher:

they also know Barber won't be ready when the season begins

They now KNOW Barber won't be ready, or is this one of Teicher's embellishments again?

I must of missed that. Even when he gets back he probably won't be 100% until 2006. Any of the available FA LBs intrigue you rufusmage? Still some decent names out there but outside of the Adams visit the Chiefs seem to have no interest in any LBs.

Chiefs Pantalones
04-09-2005, 03:48 PM
I think the Chiefs HAVE to get another LB in FA. JMO, though.

Logical
04-09-2005, 06:09 PM
I have to wonder why he waited 4 months to get the surgery. Would it have hurt his signability?Ding, ding ding and the braintrust at One Arrowhead Drive strikes when the cap stakes are potentially negative. Brilliant

Logical
04-09-2005, 06:13 PM
Ahem, the Chiefs didn't wait for ANYTHING.

The Chiefs extended him a 1-year tender as a RFA at the beginning of March.

FUJITA waited until now to sign it. The team has no control over it.

Yes they do, any club can withdraw a tender offer. Once appraised of his injury situation requiring surgery they should have withdrawn it. If he now comes out of the surgery unable to play the Chiefs have to pay him by NFL rules, you cannot cut someone that is injured. I suppose they could do an injury settlement but that still involves losing something against this years cap. If someone had jumped up and signed him big woop we would have lost out on best a 5th round compensatory pick.

KC Kings
04-09-2005, 08:52 PM
There are a lot of us on ChiefsPlanet that better hope Fujita will be ready to play. Not only for the Chiefs record, but Maz might not be ready, Barber probably won't be ready, Biesel is gone, and there is no garauntee that Bell is 100% ready to play. This scenerio would already suck bad enough, but it would also provide Rich Scanlon with a lot more playing time. If Scanlon ever makes a positive effect on our defense, there will be a lot of crow eaten on here for all the cheap jabs we have gotten in on Roy and others.

whoman69
04-09-2005, 08:59 PM
Beisel is NOT an upgrade.
He's an upgrade over nobody. Don't know what he signed for but if they got him for the minimum or close to it, they can still get a someone in there as a starter. Pioli generally does not overpay for talent and gets people to fit within his cap.

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 09:14 PM
He's an upgrade over nobody. Don't know what he signed for but if they got him for the minimum or close to it, they can still get a someone in there as a starter. Pioli generally does not overpay for talent and gets people to fit within his cap.

Sure, he's an upgrade over nobody. But we're talking about the Pats, not the Chiefs...

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 09:15 PM
Yes they do, any club can withdraw a tender offer. Once appraised of his injury situation requiring surgery they should have withdrawn it. If he now comes out of the surgery unable to play the Chiefs have to pay him by NFL rules, you cannot cut someone that is injured. I suppose they could do an injury settlement but that still involves losing something against this years cap. If someone had jumped up and signed him big woop we would have lost out on best a 5th round compensatory pick.

Just like you can't cut someone who is injured, you also can't withdraw the 1-year tender from an injured player once it's been offered.

htismaqe
04-09-2005, 09:15 PM
I think the Chiefs HAVE to get another LB in FA. JMO, though.

I agree.

Count Alex's Losses
04-09-2005, 09:18 PM
Me too, and I can't sit here and convince myself that they'd spend money on a backup fullback/halfback and NOT get another linebacker.

Logical
04-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Just like you can't cut someone who is injured, you also can't withdraw the 1-year tender from an injured player once it's been offered.Are you sure about that, I seem to remember another team last year withdrawing their tender due to the player being injured. I will admit it was for a franchise player but why should there be a difference. I think it was one of the NFC east teams that did it.

Assuming you are right, why the hell did the Chiefs tender someone they knew was injured (at least if you believe what this article says that the injury is from last year)?

Ultra Peanut
04-09-2005, 11:04 PM
Because he's a solid young player with the potential to become pretty good, especially if the team can put some players who don't look like graduates of the Clown ****ing College around him?