The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign free agent tight end Anthony Fasano, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of USA Today. This would put Fasano in the running with Tony Moeaki and Steve Maneri, who is an exclusive rights free agent.
Garafolo writes that the Chiefs are "expected" to sign Fasano.
The person briefed on the talks, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because a deal hasn't been finalized, said the Miami Dolphins are the only other team that might reasonably sign Fasano at this point. However, the person said it seems unlikely Fasano will return to Miami and that Kansas City will be his new home.
The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher has since confirmed that a deal has been struck. It's reported as a four-year deal by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
As noted earlier, the Chiefs could have some deals nearly wrapped up with this new three-day negotiating period. It appears Fasano may have been one of those deals.
Fasano was originally a second round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2006 NFL Draft. After two seasons in Dallas, he moved onto Miami where he's spent the last five seasons as the Dolphins tight end. He's been productive at times with a career high 528 receiving yards in 2010 and a career high 41 receptions last season.
Check out The Phinsider's post to see what Dolphins fans think of him.
Update: Looks like it's happening
Can confirm that #Chiefs have reached an agreement with TE Anthony Fasano.— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) March 12, 2013
Update: Four-year deal:
Chiefs reached agreement in principle on a four-year deal with former Dolphins TE Anthony Fasano.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013