Shortly after news broke that restricted free agent Jarrad Page signed his tender, the Kansas City Chiefs confirmed the move.
Page (6-0, 225) has played in 53 games (39 starts) with Kansas City, registering 204 tackles (179 solo), a sack (-3.0 yards), 10 INTs for 69 yards, 24 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 17 special teams tackles. The Oakland, California native entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (228th overall) of the Chiefs in 2006.
The Chiefs have requested and received a roster exemption for Page, keeping him out for the first two games without counting against the active roster.
I don’t think anyone in their right mind believes that Page will ever play for the Chiefs again. The only question over these first two weeks is if Scott Pioli will be able to find a team willing to give up anything of value for Page.
The most likely outcome here is the Chiefs being forced to release Page. It’s just hard to believe any team would pony up anything, even a late-round pick, when there is slightly above zero chance the safety suiting up in Kansas City.