A vet looking for a second contract (and an injured
one at that) is far more expensive (and a bigger financial
risk) than drafting a rookie.
I suspect he's going to have to sign a deal when he can show he's back.
Typical recovery is 6 months, which should be at the end of this month.
He'll be hard pressed to get a deal in advance of that time frame.
The LB crew is getting up there in age and lost Simon to free agency. They have more of a glut on the inside, though, but he might be a better fit outside behind Watt or Clowney in the 3/4 anyways to help with the injury issues.
but I guess not. Te'o could have been a good fit as his replacement.
of the last 20 years.
I'm unsure if his leadership strengths can be fully utilized in the NFL for a couple of reasons. First, he's injured a lot, and those guys really can't be leaders from the rehab room. Second, he's not the alpha of the locker room...other players are better.
That said, the Chiefs need a MLB and I'd love for him to join us.