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The Chiefs were quite busy this off-season rearranging the Secondary of the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs. Out with Javier Arenas, Travis Daniels, Neiko Thorpe, Jacques Reeves, and the previously cut Stanford Routt. In with Sean Smith, Dunta Robinson, and Vince Agnew.

  • Brandon Flowers KC 65.6 NFL defender rating
  • Sean Smith from MIAMI garnered a 85.1 NFL defender rating
  • Dunta Robinson from ATLANTA garnered a 102.4 NFL defender rating
  • Jalil Brown KC 109.8 NFL defender rating
  • Vince Agnew from DALLAS garnered a 118.8 NFL defender rating

Even Joel Thorman is a little worried about the Cornerback position in 2013. Free Agent CB's have been one of the more bustable positions in the NFL recently. The additional scheme change from Zone to Man that Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton is planning could also bring more worry. Brandon Flowers has played cover corner for a number of years.

The Bucs have now taken the risk that so many teams who give skilled players multiple second chances prefer to avoid. Specifically, the Buccaneers’ decision to dump Wright for a conditional draft pick could provide the wake up call that the player, a second-round pick six years ago, desperately needs.

The willingness of the 49ers to trade for Wright, whose indiscretions include the very type of PED suspension for which coach Jim Harbaugh needled the Seahawks last month, underscores the importance of the position. G.M. Trent Baalke, who has a reputation in league circles for being willing to round up talented receivers and cornerbacks, didn’t hesitate to welcome Wright onto the team, warts and all. (It doesn’t hurt that offensive consultant Eric Mangini coached Wright for two seasons in Cleveland.

If/when Wright passes his physical, the 49ers will have nine players at perhaps their biggest position of weakness. And at $1.5 million for 2013, Wright would be a bargain if he makes it onto the final roster. - link

Eric Wright

The Buccaneers, who signed Wright to a five-year, $35.7 million deal last year in large part because of the position he plays, escaped $7.75 million in guaranteed pay for 2013 after his Adderall suspension and then converted the remaining four years into a one-season, $1.5 million deal.

Nnamdi Asomugha

Very quietly, while other teams made headlines in their pursuit of Asomugha, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and president Joe Banner made a pitch to him that he simply could not refuse.

Asomugha's deal will pay him $60 million over the life of it, with $25 million guaranteed. Link

Followed by

Nnamdi Asomugha will receive more from the Philadelphia Eagles not to play for them this season than he will get from the San Francisco 49ers to don their uniform.

The free agent cornerback agreed to a one-year deal with the 49ers on Tuesday that's worth a maximum of $3 million, according to a person informed of the terms of the contract. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the financial details weren't to be discussed publicly.

Asomugha had $4 million guaranteed for this season from the Eagles as part of a five-year contract he signed in 2011. The payout did not have an offset, meaning Philly owed him every penny, even if he signed with another team.link

Stanford Routt

John Dorsey cornered the Cornerbacks available in Free Agency this off-season. Will it turn out well for us?

Geaux Chiefs

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