NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans runs with the ball and is tackled by Dan Skuta #51 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the NFL game at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs had a visitor this week when LB Dan Skuta visited the team, according to a report from Bob Gretz of BobGretz.com. Skuta is actually a restricted free agent and, believe it or not, he's a former teammate of former Chiefs CB Brandon Carr.
Skuta is a restricted free agent at the right of first refusal level, which means the Bengals can match any offer the Chiefs make. Skuta has four career starts so this won't turn into some sort of bidding war, at least I don't think.
Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher was a restricted free agent as well but he had the second round tender level which meant teams would have to give up a second round pick to sign him away, which no one was going to do. Skuta's is the right of first refusal which means he doesn't have that protection but his tender is also a little cheaper, which is probably the reason the Bengals did it that way.
Looks like he's been a reserve linebacker with some special teams ability. His Bengals bio shows a solid amount of production despite his playing time. KC lost some special teams mojo this year in Jackie Battle and Demorrio Williams.
Skuta is coming from the same high as school as Carr in Flint, Michigan and he also went to Grand Valley State, the same college as Carr.