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Chiefs agree to terms with Steve Breaston

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It’s wide receiver day on the free-agent market.  With Santonio Holmes and Sidney Rice signed to big-money deals, another lower-profile wideout has made the move to a new team.

A league source tells PFT that Steve Breaston has agreed to terms with the Chiefs on a five-year deal.

The move reunites Breaston with coach Todd Haley, who previously was the offensive coordinator in Arizona.  In their last year together, Breaston generated 1,006 receiving yards.

The former Michigan Wolverine joins a receiving corps that features Dwayne Bowe and rookie first-rounder Jonathan Baldwin.

Breaston impressed us and plenty of others in June, with his heartfelt poem regarding the lockout.

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34 Responses to “Chiefs agree to terms with Steve Breaston”
  1. beastofeden says: Jul 27, 2011 8:17 PM

    Nice signing KC. He was quality in AZ.

  2. trbowman says: Jul 27, 2011 8:20 PM

    He’s great when healthy.

  3. bleedgreen4life says: Jul 27, 2011 8:20 PM

    Don’t look now but the Chiefs actually have a pretty good group of WR. Baldwin will be the ultimate fantasy sleeper this year.

  4. riverhorsey says: Jul 27, 2011 8:23 PM


  5. zeckwreck says: Jul 27, 2011 8:24 PM

    I mean, hopefully Fitzgerald can play all three spots at once. Double coverage on him seems like the way to go..Breaston is about as good a #2 as it gets.

  6. mybuttsayspft says: Jul 27, 2011 8:25 PM

    Wow 5 years for a WR with one knee, is king carl still running this team?

  7. chiefsmoke2424 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:26 PM

    Smart move by the Chiefs. He knows the system and will be effective in the slot between Bowe and Baldwin. Let’s hope Breaston can get over his injury bugs.

    “Killer B’s”

  8. TheDPR says: Jul 27, 2011 8:27 PM

    I think he’ll do well there.

    Rice in Seattle? That’s going to be tougher. I’m a little surprised the Patriots didn’t go after one of those guys.

  9. yelix says: Jul 27, 2011 8:27 PM

    This is a good signing. With teams potentially having to think about Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, and Moeaki, it’ll make a merely efficient passing attack possibly dangerous, along with the great running game. That is, assuming Matt Cassel can deliver the ball.

  10. jeffz303 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:27 PM

    Scott Pioli is going to crush this free-agency period. If I were a Raiders or Broncos fan (just threw up in my mouth), I’d be very concerned about the fact that Pioli is running the show in KC. Next up, LeRon McClain.

  11. pacash80 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:28 PM

    Good pick up for KC.

  12. unfkwthabl says: Jul 27, 2011 8:30 PM

    so you have cassel… with j charles in the backfield

    d bowe on one side.. 6″4 230 4.4 speed baldwin on the other… breaston in the slot… mccluster somewhere…

    moeki who caught more passes than gonzo did in his rookie season

    then the line who was number 1 in rushing…

    i like it….

    get a franklin and we have a real shot at this thing

  13. whatchutalkinabouthillis says: Jul 27, 2011 8:35 PM

    lol BREAST-on. C’mon everyone was thinking it…

  14. ny82jy says: Jul 27, 2011 8:35 PM

    Nice pickup Breaston is solid

  15. easymoneyjr says: Jul 27, 2011 8:36 PM

    The Cards are getting less and less to worry about with the moves theyre making. Now just trade DRC and a pick for Kolb and it’s the Hawks division again! Even if it is at 7-9… Good luck covering BMW and now Sid Rice!!

  16. cereal blogger says: Jul 27, 2011 8:38 PM

    I dont get it, what about McCluster,,,dude was a #2 pick last year, I guess they are losing confidence

  17. calihawk says: Jul 27, 2011 8:40 PM

    As a Seahawk fan, I say great signing by the Chiefs.

  18. bodde26 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:42 PM

    As a chiefs fan, I would like to thank the Clarks for this acquisition.

  19. andyreidisfat says: Jul 27, 2011 8:45 PM

    Good signing by the Chiefs (my favorite nfl uny colors) But lets not forget folks your problems last year weren’t offensive. I would like to see the chiefs add an outside rush backer to compliment what-his-butt and they might be the team to beat in the AFC west.

    Though i am not as high on Baldwin as others are he reminds me a lot of the dude that came out of indiana a few years ago with all the size and speed but never pu tit together on the feild for the bills.

    If he does though and Cassel can be better than average thats a good team.

  20. cardsfann1 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:45 PM

    Damn it. I was hoping the Cards would’ve kept him! However I am happy that he went to K.C. if he signed somewhere else.

  21. daburgher says: Jul 27, 2011 8:49 PM

    Thinking about naming my fantasy team Steve Breastonlargements

  22. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 8:53 PM

    I was hoping the Vikings would get him to replace Rice. Now Fitzy will be even more anxious to join Minnesota next year.

  23. romeisfallingagain says: Jul 27, 2011 9:03 PM

    Wow, these guys are looking pretty loaded. Charles, Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster, Bowe, Baldwin, Moeaki and now Breaston. All pretty young besides Jones, too.

    Team on the rise for sure. Should be fun to watch the Bolts and Chiefs battle it out for the West this season.

  24. keeponhating says: Jul 27, 2011 9:09 PM

    as a raiders fan who lives in az(watches a lot of cards games) the chiefs wr corps is looking pretty scary. and with us more than likely without nnamdi makes it even worse

  25. romeisfallingagain says: Jul 27, 2011 9:13 PM

    mybuttsayspft says:Jul 27, 2011 8:25 PM

    Wow 5 years for a WR with one knee, is king carl still running this team?


    Um, I’m guessing their medical staff took a pretty thorough look at that knee.

    Scott Pioli hasn’t won multiple NFL Executive of the Year awards by handing out 5 year contracts to guys with bad knees.

  26. Matt says: Jul 27, 2011 10:44 PM

    Even without Nnamdi, I’m not worried. Who’s gonna block Lamaar Houston? What’s that? It sounds like Jacoby Ford just returned another kick for a touchdown. Or maybe it’s just the sound of Richard Seymour stuffing Charles for a loss. I couldn’t tell. They both happen so frequently.

  27. mathsimillion says: Jul 27, 2011 10:53 PM

    Awesome pick up for the Chiefs. This guys is a great #3 WR. I’m a Bronco fan and I am not looking forward to playing them this year. Fox better work some magic with our D or we are going to get burned.

  28. kchoya says: Jul 27, 2011 11:22 PM

    Matt says:

    Even without Nnamdi, I’m not worried. Who’s gonna block Lamaar Houston? What’s that? It sounds like Jacoby Ford just returned another kick for a touchdown. Or maybe it’s just the sound of Richard Seymour stuffing Charles for a loss. I couldn’t tell. They both happen so frequently.


    Really? The Raiders beat KC both times last year and the Chiefs still won the division. How sad is the black hole going to be this year win the Chefs stomp Oakland on the way to another playoff berth?

    Have fun watching Terell Pryor become another JaMarcus Russell.

  29. kcflake says: Jul 27, 2011 11:29 PM

    hey “matt” the raiders are bout to lose nnamdi. how r the raiders gonna cover all those weapons on the chiefs offense??? smart move dumping tom cable, not. best coach u guys have seen since gruden hope u enjoy battling it out with the bronces for last place in the afc weat. go chiefs!!!!!!! nice pickup. our offemse is loaded

  30. Canyonero says: Jul 27, 2011 11:33 PM

    Breaston was a great player for Arizona – best of luck in KC poetman.

  31. jmelson3 says: Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM

    This is a wonderful addition to the team. I am eager to see his skill set put to good use. The more weapons a quarterback has available to him the more defenses have to respect the threat to score at any given moment. Go Chiefs!

  32. theuglitruth says: Jul 28, 2011 1:42 AM

    Man…Cards are sucking wind in Free Agency. All that talk about being aggressive…they must of meant signing Jeff King. Don’t know who he is…don’t worry, neither does the rest of the NFL.

  33. homelanddefense says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 AM

    nice signing by the Chiefs, was really hoping the Pats would sign him.

  34. bodde26 says: Jul 29, 2011 8:37 PM

    wow. this guy is genius. It somehow became a better day to b a chiefs fan.

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