Six days ago, the Patriots abruptly cut cornerback Leigh Bodden. Three days ago, no one claimed his services on waivers. At that point, he became a free agent.
Per a league source, Bodden visited the Chiefs on Wednesday. He has not yet been signed.
Though the knee-jerk reaction by many will be that Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli is interested because he signed Bodden while in New England, Bodden joined the Pats after Pioli left. Instead, Bodden’s link comes from his time in Cleveland, playing for Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel.
Bodden is eligible to recover the balance of his $3.9 million base salary from the Patriots as termination pay. If he signs with a new team, he gets to keep that money, too.