Ben Grubbs gets a new deal in Kansas City

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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.

15 responses to “Ben Grubbs gets a new deal in Kansas City

  1. GM Dorsey has been a magician with the salary cap. Before free agency everyone said Chiefs had NO MONEY. how the hell did he sign so many people. Amazing.

  2. Good for him, we’ll miss him.

    Leaving the Saints for the Chiefs deserves a raise in salary. Its like going from filet mignon to chopped steak!

    You gotta make ’em stay somehow…

  3. Good for Grubbs. At 31 years old $8 million is a pretty penny. Andy Reid will find something for him to do for that money.

  4. He’s a decent player. I believe a lot of last year wasn’t his fault, more the absence of a decent Center next to him. Teams figured that out as the year progressed and were overloading the pressure right at him and the center.

    He got beat a lot and with Brees the interior of the line is so important because the step up throw is a big part of his game.

    Overall serviceable guard, not worth what KC gave him but solid player. He never quite filled the shoes of Carl Nicks.

  5. He’ll promptly get hurt as all KC OL do after they sign a new deal. Dorsey fails again.

  6. Both this guy and Marshall Yanda were on the 2011 Ravens and were up for new deals. Again….who decided to keep Yanda over Grubbs? The best GM/VP in the NFL.
    In Oz we trust!!!! Again!!!!

  7. People saying they will regret this don’t relize they didn’t have anyone he is an upgrade despite what annoyed saints fans think

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