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Kansas City Chiefs S Jarrad Page Signs Tender; Still Not Reporting

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Many thanks to stag for getting the initial FanShot up about this. I was just at St. Joseph's hospital where we just admitted Old Man Thorman. He's got some sort of infection and will spend a couple of days in the hospital. Please keep him in your prayers.

Jason LaCanfora gave us the heads up this afternoon that Kansas City Chiefs safety Jarrad Page signed his contract tender this afternoon.

What does that mean exactly? A number of things actually.

It now means that Page counts towards the 53-man roster (which will be cut down from 75 to 53 tomorrow). Page is currently listed on KCChiefs.com as being on the roster, which means the Chiefs have 76 players on the roster right now. Someone will have to go sooner than the deadline of 4 PM eastern tomorrow. 

It also means that by not officially being Chiefs' property by not signing his tender, Jarrad Page avoided the approximately $17,000 in daily fines for missing training camp practices. 

Page may be traded or, in the worst case scenario, cut from the team. I'm sure the Chiefs' brass saw this move coming. Now it forces them to figure out in the next 24 hours or so what the heck to do with a player who doesn't want to play for the Chiefs.

My guess is that Jarrad Page is traded over the next 24 hours. Perhaps a deal is already in place and this is a formality.