The San Diego Chargers surprisingly placed a first and third round tender on RB Darren Sproles this afternoon. That means he's off the market, right?
Well, not exactly.
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Sproles is still available.
"But indications are that Sproles can still be had for the right deal -- and it won't take a one and a three," Acee reports. "I don't know what it will take, but I hear there are teams willing to make a deal."
Less than a one and three is the only way something happens and I think all parties know that. The Chargers don't want to pay Sproles $14 million over two years and no team is going to give up a one and a three for a potentially part-time runner.
When looking at Sproles' next move, the Chiefs keep popping up. So far, two different sources have linked the Chiefs to Sproles.
First, it was the National Football Post who said the Chiefs would be interested in him come free agency. Next, it was Acee who reported that Sproles had a visit set up with the Chiefs this weekend (ignoring the fact that Sproles couldn't have any contact with the Chiefs while under contract with the Chargers).
That's two sources who have said the Chiefs like Sproles.
And he's still available.