The New England Patriots made a curious decision last week when they dumped CB Leigh Bodden, a move not many people saw coming. It became even more curious the following day when the Pats placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve, ending his season.
Because we're past the trade deadline, Bodden hits the waiver wire before becoming an unrestricted free agent. That means every team, including the Kansas City Chiefs, will have the opportunity to claim him (and his contract) off the waiver wire.
Some people, including Peter King of SI.com, think the Chiefs could express some interest.
Among teams with more than $5 million in cap room this year who could be kicking the tires: Niners, Bengals, Bucs, Chiefs and Bills ... and because you can never eliminate them when it comes to cover guys, the Jets.
Bodden has two years and just under $10 million remaining on his four-year contract signed prior to the 2009 season. He would cost about $2 million to pick up for the remainder of the season.
Would the Chiefs do it?
My gut tells me probably not. I'm just not sure that's a huge need right now. King says that he's hearing that Bodden was going through the motions because he wasn't one of the Pats top three corners. In KC, it'd be a similar situation as he wouldn't be slotted above CB Brandon Flowers or CB Brandon Carr.