Executives Crying Foul Over Emmanuel Sanders Deal from NFL.com
Emmanuel Sanders is expected to sign with the Broncos tomorrow, but the process that led him there left the other teams involved fuming and crying foul. One team official claimed Sanders' agent broke "every rule in negotiations."
Agent Steve Weinberg, on behalf of the receiver, accepted a deal with the Chiefs in principle, according to one team source. Weinberg then engaged in negotiations with theTampa Bay Buccaneers, according to another source involved in the process.
Sanders Saga Full Of Twisting Plots from Chiefs Spin
Ultimately, the Broncos apparently got their guy, leaving the Chiefs still in need of a wide receiver in what is now a dwindling market at the position.
With Julian Edelman choosing to stay with the New England Patriot earlier Saturday, the free-agent options are slim.
Sanders, who turns 27 on Monday, would've provided the Chiefs an experienced and immediate replacement for Dexter McCluster, who signed with the Tennessee Titans on the first day of free agency.
Vance Walker's Path To The Chiefs from The Mothership
Atlanta selected Walker with the 210th-overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft. In his four years with the Falcons, Walker played in 58 games (11 starts) and recorded 53 tackles, 26 assists, five sacks, six QB hurries, two PBUs, 12 TFLs, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
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Quintin Demps Signs With Giants from Chiefs Spin
Demps leaves the Chiefs after one season and joins his fourth team since entering the league in 2008 out of the University of Texas-El Paso as a fourth-round pick (117th overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles.
He led the Chiefs last season in interceptions with four and contributed to a record-setting return game with 992 yards and a touchdown on 33 attempts (30.1 yards per return).
With Demps anchoring kickoff returns, the Chiefs set the NFL single-season record for highest kickoff return average with 29.9 yards in 2013 (1,316 yards on 44 returns). The Pro Football Writers of America named Demps as an All-AFC returner.
That the Thomas sisters could make a quick impact on the Mustangs wasn't surprising to coach Mary Cicerone. Their father, Derek, played college basketball and spent 24 years as a college basketball coach, including five as the head coach at Western Illinois. Their grandfather, Emmitt Thomas, was a hall-of-fame defensive back with the Kansas City Chiefs.