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Jarrad Page puts Chiefs in a bind

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.

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7 Responses to “Jarrad Page puts Chiefs in a bind”
  1. ZombieRevolution says: Sep 3, 2010 7:13 PM

    “(Of course, there’s a chance that the Chiefs factored this potential development into their planning for their final roster cuts, too.)”
    After reading PFT long enough we all realize that just about everyone involved in the NFL except for the writers like Florio are idiots and do nothing but waste money.
    Based on reading PFT you have to wonder why the NFL did not collapse years ago.

  2. Big Papa John says: Sep 3, 2010 7:18 PM

    don’t they have to have him sign his tender before they can trade him?

  3. TheGansler says: Sep 3, 2010 7:26 PM

    Page is gonna be traded to the Jags.

  4. GoLions81 says: Sep 3, 2010 7:47 PM

    Just come to the lions already

  5. BoltsFan says: Sep 3, 2010 7:59 PM

    I’m constantly amazed and disgusted by these greedy players trying to “stick it to” their employers. These players have the opportunity to earn in one or two years what some people make in a lifetime, and yet they seem to feel that they are somehow “entitled” to massive salaries based on their God-given talent. I’m happy some GMs are putting the screws to the holdouts and letting them stew. The players seem to get selective amnesia when it comes to remembering the golden rule…He who has the gold, makes the rules.

  6. DB26 says: Sep 3, 2010 11:02 PM

    I would hope the Browns are checking into the price tag for Page. Abe Elam has been god awful in the preseason & help is definitely needed @ FS.

  7. bad asset says: Sep 4, 2010 4:57 AM

    OMG, Page signed his tender for two free paychecks. That must have been a huge surprise to the Chiefs when he signed.

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