Dunn Signs New Deal But Still No Sapp Offer

After a whirlwind couple of weeks that included visits to St. Louis, Oakland and Houston, Jason Dunn felt there was no place like Kansas City.

With the departure of right tackle John Tait, the Chiefs had little choice but to step up to the plate and re-sign Dunn. The deal is reportedly a seven-year contract worth nearly $8 million. Dunn will receive a signing bonus of $2.5 million spread out over two years.

Dunn received contract offers from the Texans and Raiders but his heart was in Kansas City and wanted to remain a Chief. His signing means that only cornerback William Bartee remains unsigned and indications are that the Chiefs were working to try and get a deal finalized in the next week.

The Chiefs are also in pursuit of Warren Sapp. Kansas City admitted contact with Sapp's agent, Drew Rosenhous on Wednesday. Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil admitted he was not going to get into another bidding war like the Chiefs recently did with Troy Vincent.

In the end Vincent used the Chiefs and Bengals to get a better offer from a non-playoff contending team, the Buffalo Bills. Sapp's agent indicated that his client would be interested in playing for the Chiefs but no visit has been scheduled.

A source close to Rosenhous told Warpaint Illustrated that Sapp is not willing to take less than a $8 million signing bonus. The Bengals have already offered a four-year, $16 million contract but it only includes a $3 million signing bonus.

The Chiefs have the cap room to sign Sapp and still have plenty of money left over for their crop of 2004 draft picks. Though Sapp's numbers have declined in recent years, he could be the type of player the Chiefs need to get their defense over the top.

Rosenhous would like to get his client signed by Friday and without a visit scheduled to Kansas City it appears the Chiefs are not in a strong position to sign Sapp.


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