Jarrad Page has until June 15th to sign his $1.759 million restricted free agent tender. If he does not do so by June 15th, the Chiefs can reduce that number to 110% of his 2009 salary -- this would cost him $59,500.
It's unclear if the Chiefs have informed Page and/or his reps (his brother) if they intend to do so.
April 15th was the deadline for another team to offer him a contract and take him off the Chiefs hands for a second round pick so GM Scott Pioli controls his rights.
But what if he does sign...will he even make the roster?
Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star calls his chances of making the team at this point "remote at best." I would argue that this prediction is a little too bold but it's easy to see his point.
The Chiefs want guys who are on board. 100% of the players under contract have been participating in OTAs.
The Chiefs drafted two safeties in April's draft. In fact, both rookies have been running with the first team the last week. Kendrick Lewis took the place of Jon McGraw, who has to be a Todd Haley favorite. McGraw is one of those guys that isn't blessed Eric Berry-like athletic talent and has busted his butt to stay in the league since 2002. That's a characteristic Haley likes.
The Chiefs also don't like injuries. And the only thing the Chiefs really know about Page is that he was injured in November of Haley's first year. I've heard rumors floating around that Page wouldn't have kept his starting job the rest of the season anyway but those are just rumors.
That said, Page is a good player. He may not have all the "right 53" qualities but he's got a lot of starting experience, he's young, plays a position of need and comes with little risk. Though he may not like it, the Chiefs best option may be to hold onto him.