Of all the various holdouts this year, Chiefs safety Jarrad Page has gotten the least attention.
As MDS pointed out a little while ago, Page has ended his holdout, signing his restricted free agency tender.
The move comes at an inopportune time for the Chiefs, who now must factor Page into the calculation of their 53-man roster. (Of course, there’s a chance that the Chiefs factored this potential development into their planning for their final roster cuts, too.)
One way to account for the possibility of a sudden return from Page would have been to put him on the roster exempt list, which requires the player to wait three weeks without pay before he can be placed on the active roster.
As Jason La Canfora of NFL Network pointed out when reporting on the move, Page is “undecided” regarding when he’ll report and he still wants to be traded. Regardless of how it all turns out, the next moves belongs to the Chiefs.
UPDATE: We’re hearing that the Chiefs aren’t in a bind at all on this one, even if Page intended to put them there. We’re tracking down the specifics.
SECOND UPDATE: The Chiefs have received a two-game roster exemption for Page. The bind has been deferred.