Saints Officially Trade G Ben Grubbs To Chiefs For A Fifth-Round Pick


The Chiefs and Saints have both announced their trade that will send G Ben Grubbs to Kansas City for a fifth-round pick.

“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.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Chiefs have traded their 2015 fifth-round pick to Saints for veteran G Ben Grubbs.

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, 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.

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