There has been a lot going on with the Chiefs the last few days. Here are a few notes that slipped under the radar in the last 24 hours.
– Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston has decided to forgo knee surgery for his inflamed knee and instead will potential opt for undergoing Regenokine treatment in Germany.
There had been a lot of speculation why the Chiefs released Breaston considering the need for wide receivers Kansas City has, but the news of Breaston’s knee issues may shed a little light on why John Dorsey decided to go a different direction at the position. Greg Jennings, Wes Welker, Mike Wallace are all free agents this offseason so there are plenty of opportunities to improve at the position.
The Dallas Cowboys are said to be interested in Breaston.
– The official figures about Tyson Jackson‘s restructured contract came out this afternoon. The new deal will reduce Jackson’s salary from $14.72 million to $4.2 million with potential bonuses that would raise his salary to $5.2 million. He can also earn a workout bonus of $500,000 and a $3.875 million escalator depending on his performance. Aaron Wilson is reporting Jackson’s salary cap number falls to $7.2 million, opening up about $10 million in cap space depending on the source.
The deal was not an extension so Jackson is still eligible to become a free agent after the 2013 season.
– A jury ruled in favor of the Chiefs in an age discrimination law suit. Steve Cox, a former maintenance manager, says he was wrongfully terminated in 2010 after giving an employee an unapproved raise. Cox argued the Chiefs were trying to force older workers to leave the organization by not giving them pay raises.
There are still more pending cases against the Chiefs relating to age discrimination.
– Eric Winston is already drawing interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have also been named as potential fits for Winston. His release last night was a surprise but Winston remains upbeat about the situation.
“Just wanted to confirm that I have been released,” Winston wrote last night. “Even though it was an incredibly tough year on and off the field last year, I wouldn’t trade the relationships I made in KC and the overall experience I had for anything. It was an honor to be a Chief and I wish them nothing but the best in the future. … On to the next adventure!”