Rolle Heading to KC for Visit

Veteran Cornerback Samari Rolle is coming to town to visit the Chiefs today. After flirting with the Washington Redskins on Monday, the two sides failed to work out an agreement. Rolle never set foot in Washington but plans on making his first visit to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs coaching staff.

Warpaint Illustrated has learned the Kansas City Chiefs will entertain free agent cornerback Samari Rolle on Wednesday. The All-Pro cornerback is one of the top free agent cornerbacks on the market and the Chiefs will have the first crack to sign him to shore up their defense.

The Washington Post in their Monday edition indicated that the Redskins were close on a new deal for the recently released Tennessee Titan cornerback. But they admitted in Tuesday's edition that the report was false.

According to the retraction, the Redskins didn't feel he was one of the top free agents available which could mean they might be close to landing Oakland Raider Charles Woodson.

The Chiefs will do some due dilligence on Rolle who was arrested two weeks ago for domestic assualt. The Chiefs under Dick Vermeil have not been inclined to take players with character issues but nobody can dispute his talent.

Since being drafted in 1998 the former Florida State standout has recorded 23 interceptions, 299 tackles and 8.5 sacks since he joined the Tennesse Titans.

The Chiefs have also talked with Ty Law's agent but Kansas City appears to be concerned as to when Law could be ready to take a physical yet alone be able to practice. He is recovering from foot surgery and there is not timetable as to when he might be ready to take a physical for prospective teams.

Kansas City might have an advantage with Rolle because of the relationship he has with Chiefs defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham. The former Titans linebackers coach is very familiar with Rolle and the Chiefs are determined to upgrade the cornerback position.

According to reports in Washingtom, Rolle wants a $15 million signing bonus and that would be the highest given out by any Chiefs player.

The Chiefs are in good shape with the salary cap as they appear to be about $6-7 million under after receiving credits for bonus's that were not paid as incentives for Priest Holmes and other defensive players.


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