According to the National Football Post, the Kansas City Chiefs are apparently shopping three year starting strong safety Bernard Pollard for a trade in order to create playing opportunities for Mike Brown.
The Kansas City Chiefs are exploring options to trade strong safety Bernard Pollard, a move that would create an opening for veteran Mike Brown to move into the starting lineup, sources said.
The 24-year-old Pollard, a fourth-year pro from Purdue, has made 31 starts the last two seasons. He had 98 tackles and one interception last season. But Brown was signed in late June to push both Pollard and free safety Jarrad Page.
I'm going to go on record now as saying that I don't get this at all unless it's being used as a motivational tactic for Pollard. Reportedly Pollard had an altercation with new defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, which would explain if Pollard were in the doghouse, and Pollard's preseason has been underwhelming (to be kind). But you're talking about the team trading away a guy who's probably going to net maybe a 3rd or 4th round pick, if that, in order to free up playing time for a SS who's hardly played better this preseason, who's finished the season on the IR twice in the last three years and who's played double digit games in only one season over that time.
Seriously...what the hell? I can understand souring on a player, but does Haley think Brown's got five or six more years in him like Pollard may have? Extremely doubtful. And what are the odds Brown actually plays a full season for this team? He hasn't played 16 games since 2003 and he wasn't particularly impressive in the 15 games he played last season. I was happy the Chiefs signed the guy...as a possible reserve...but to be the starter?
That's just nuts.