Brandon Meriweather To The Chicago Bears

FOXBORO, MA - FILE: Brandon Meriweather #31 of the New England Patriots reacts with teammate James Sanders #36 after Meriweather intercepted a pass against the Buffalo Bills in the second half at Gillette Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. According to reports on March 10, 2011, Meriweather allegedly shot two men on February 27, 2011 in Apopka, Florida. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots released two-time Pro Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather at the NFL roster cut down deadline yesterday causing him to become a free agent. The move seemed like a surprise to those on the outside considering Meriweather's age (27) and skill (two consecutive Pro Bowls) but those in New England aren't totally surprised by it.

Since Meriweather is a good player, and he played for the Patriots, many concluded that the Kansas City Chiefs would be interested in him. 

Maybe they were, maybe they weren't, but he won't be signing with the Chiefs. The Chicago Bears have announced they locked Meriweather down with a one-year contract.

I expected him to sign a one-year deal. He's a young player so his best move would be to sign a one-year deal, play well in that one year and hope to hit the open market next March as the top safety available.

The Chiefs could have used him to create good depth but he would be a role player (i.e. not paid like a starter) so I'm not sure KC was the best fit.

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