Earlier this week, the Saints shipped Ben Grubbs to Kansas City for a fifth-round pick. And the Chiefs promptly tore up the final year of the guard’s existing deal.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Grubbs and the Chiefs agreed to terms on a four-year, $24 million contract. The deal has $8 million guaranteed at signing and another $3 million that becomes fully guaranteed if Grubbs is on the 90-man roster in March 2017.
According to the source, the Saints had asked Grubbs, 31, to reduce his 2015 compensation from $6.6 million to $4.5 million, with little or no guaranteed money. Under the new deal, Grubbs will get his $6.6 million in 2015.
Grubbs signed a five-year, $36 million contract with the Saints in 2012 after starting his career with the Ravens.