The Chiefs tried in vein to offer him a fair contract based on the fact that Vincent will be 33-years old in August. Vincent signed a six-year deal that was estimated to be worth slightly over $20 million. That price in the end was too steep for the Chiefs. They had ideas of paying much less.
The Bills were desperate to replace Antoine Winfield who departed for Minnesota with a fat $30 million offer in his pocket. Winfield was the second best cornerback on the market behind Champ Bailey who ended up in Denver as part of the Clinton Portis trade.
One thing that might have swayed Vincent was the fact the Chiefs would not and rightly so guarantee Vincent a starting slot at cornerback. Sure Vincent probably would have been one of the starting cornerbacks for the Chiefs but he's not worth that kind of money and the Chiefs made a sound decision.
It's not known if the Chiefs will try and get Bobby Taylor in for a visit but its' possible. Though Taylor is two years younger then Vincent, he might be a better fit for Kansas City.
In other Chiefs News:
The Chiefs are still attempting to sign tight end Jason Dunn. He's visited with the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders. The AFC West rival Oakland was going to make him an offer but Dunn has not given any indication if it's a contract he might be willing to accept.
Now that Vincent is out of the Chiefs future, Kansas City might still try and re-sign cornerback William Bartee. In two free agent visits to the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, he has yet to receive an offer from either team. It's apparent the Chiefs would like to get Bartee under contract but under their terms.