The Kansas City Chiefs have signed former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bobby Wade, his agent Jerome Stanley told Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press.
Wade has agreed to terms on a contract with the Chiefs, Stanley said, although he did not elaborate.
The Tennessee Titans had also expressed an interest in Wade, who was released Thursday by the Vikings.
Even after taking a pay cut that reduced his base salary for the season to about $1.5 million, Wade was released and replaced by veteran Greg Lewis. He likely wasn’t picked up by any other club because he would have been guaranteed his entire salary for the season with his new team if he were on the roster for the season opener.
Now teams can pay Wade on a game-by-game basis.
Solid pickup by Scott Pioli. Wade has never been a big-time receiver in the league, but is familiar with Todd Haley from his time with the Chicago Bears.
Wade also has some experience as a kick returner. Back in 2006 with the Titans he returned 50 kicks for 23.0 average.
If I were Bobby Engram, I would have my agent start making calls.