ESPN’s Bill Williamson adds the Kansas City Chiefs to the list of potential suitors for recently released S James Sanders.
“You have to wonder if the Kansas City Chiefs will consider going after safety James Sanders, who was cut by the New England Patriots. Chiefs’ general manager Scott Pioli was with the Patriots when Sanders was drafted and has brought in plenty of former Patriots to Kansas City the past two years. Sanders would fit in the Chiefs’ rotation at safety,” writes Bill Williamson.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Sanders will be meeting with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff worked for the Patriots so there’s a connection between the team and Sanders.
He’ll have plenty of interest from a number of teams so we’ll have updates as they become available.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New England Patriots have released starting safety James Sanders.
The move will save the Patriots $2.8 million.
“It was a shock. It wasn’t one of the things I was expecting to hear today. It didn’t cross my mind,” Sanders said after hearing the news.
Sanders was dealing with a hamstring injury which wound up costing a good majority of the teams practices. He did however get the start against the Lions on Saturday but only managed to see the field on 19 snaps.
“I wish I would have had a fair shot this camp. I came in hurt and obviously that weighed into it,” Sanders said. “But stuff happens and you have to move on.”
Despite being released by the team Sanders had plenty of positive things to say about the organization and Bill Belichick.
“Just playing for a winning organization, one of the top organizations in this league, and having the opportunity to play for a Hall of Fame coach,” Sanders said, when asked about what he enjoyed the most during his time in New England. “Obviously, I’ll never forget playing for Coach Belichick. He’s a tough, demanding coach. I had some great times here. It would have been nice to win a Super Bowl, but hopefully I’ll have another chance with a new team.”