Originally Posted by SideWinder
Read the material.
It clearly states that Chet was a FA, and the pick the Raiders received from the Chiefs was compensation required by the league because he was their franchise player.
The Raiders didn't trade Chet to the Chiefs.
They simply did not match the Chiefs offer.
OH, and where the **** are you Ebola?
He was a EFA. And he had to get permission from the Raiders to talk to other teams. He was simply not a unrestricted free agent, free to go wherever he wanted.
Any team entering negotiations with him at that point realizes that if he does sign they have to trade
the pick to the team who has the rights to the player.
Sorry SideWinder, you are wrong on this.