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Brandon Meriweather To The Chicago Bears

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The New England Patriots released two-time Pro Bowl safety Brandon Meriweather at the NFL roster cut down deadline yesterday causing him to become a free agent. The move seemed like a surprise to those on the outside considering Meriweather's age (27) and skill (two consecutive Pro Bowls) but those in New England aren't totally surprised by it.

Since Meriweather is a good player, and he played for the Patriots, many concluded that the Kansas City Chiefs would be interested in him. 

Maybe they were, maybe they weren't, but he won't be signing with the Chiefs. The Chicago Bears have announced they locked Meriweather down with a one-year contract.

I expected him to sign a one-year deal. He's a young player so his best move would be to sign a one-year deal, play well in that one year and hope to hit the open market next March as the top safety available.

The Chiefs could have used him to create good depth but he would be a role player (i.e. not paid like a starter) so I'm not sure KC was the best fit.