At the beginning of July we got word that the Lions had contacted the Chiefs regarding safety Jarrad Page, who has yet to sign his restricted free agent tender. A few weeks later, ESPN's Len Pasquarelli "confirmed" our report that the Lions are indeed interested in Page.
The connection of course is Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham, who was on the Chiefs staff when Page was drafted.
Since then it's been relatively quiet on the Page front. Page is still listed on the Chiefs roster we're given at camp and Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com just recently started listing him under practice inactives perhaps as a reminder that the Chiefs control his rights.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk now passes along rumors floating around that Lions safety Louis Delmas, who hasn't participated in any training camp activities to date, might have an injury more serious than some thought. Lions beat writers are denying that the injury is of the season-ending variety but it brings Page back into focus.
If Delmas' injury is a concern -- and right now that's debatable -- then they might be interested in adding another safety.
Such as Jarrad Page.
Media folks around Chiefs training camp including myself don't expect Page to ever suit up for the Chiefs again. I've said that I think the Chiefs are holding onto him for now because they don't want to give off the perception that you can force your way out of town. I've also said that I think they're holding onto him for now because inevitably a training camp injury will hit making Page a more attractive --and thus more expensive -- option.
It's all speculation at this point but Delmas' injury does bring the Lions interest in Page back into focus.