Could the Chiefs pay Jamaal and Houston?


See, Charles has a cap number of $5.2 million this year, which means that if the Chiefs restructured his contract by giving him a healthy signing bonus up front and a small first-year base salary — which is standard practice — they could conceivably keep him at the same $5.2 million cap number this year, which would not cut into the $9.4 million in cap space they currently have (and will need) for a Houston deal.

Q&A: Can the Chiefs afford to pay Jamaal Charles and Justin Houston this year? | The Kansas City Star