The Chiefs and Saints have both announced their trade that will send G Ben Grubbs to Kansas City for a fifth-round pick.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) March 13, 2015
“We acquired a very good football player via trade with the New Orleans Saints today,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “Ben is a talented veteran that has played a key role on a number of productive NFL offenses. He’s smart, physical, and we believe he will be a good addition to our offensive line.”
The #Saints have traded G Ben Grubbs to the Chiefs for a 2015 5th round draft pick
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) March 12, 2015
There was talk that Grubbs could be a cap causality as the Saints work to get in a better financial position, but it looks like they found someone willing to take on his contract.
Grubbs, 31, has another two years remaining on his five-year, $36 million contract that includes $15.9 million guaranteed. He’ll make base salaries of $6.5 million in 2015 and $7.2 million in 2016.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Grubbs will free up $3,600,000 in available cap space while creating $6 million in dead money.
In 2014, Grubbs appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and hasn’t missed a single game since the 2011 season. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 35 guard out of 78 qualifying players.