Chiefs turn Page on unhappy safety

September, 4, 2010
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It’s not like many people in Kansas City where thinking about Jarrad Page much these days, anyway.

Now, the book is officially closed on Page.

ESPN.com is reporting that the safety was sent to New England for a conditional draft pick. It was clear all summer that Page would not play for Kansas City again. He held out for the entire preseason, and the Chiefs never really cared. They moved on with rookies Eric Berry and Kendrick Lewis at the position.

Page signed his restricted free agency tender on Friday. Still, it was clear the Chiefs had no intention of keeping him.

Some can reason that Page won his fight with the Chiefs because he got what he wanted: a trade. But the Chiefs can also feel like they won. They got value for a player who didn’t want to be part of their program and a player who they easily moved away from.

Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli likely won’t trade every disgruntled player in the future, but if he feels it will help the team, he won’t hesitate to jettison players.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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