While the Minnesota Vikings likely don't mind the Kansas City Chiefs signing linebacker Napoleon Harris to a six-year deal, the Chiefs' interest in Kevin Curtis may further hamper the Vikings' efforts to sign the wide receiver.
The Vikings were thought to be hosting free-agent wide receiver Bobby Wade on Tuesday, during which time Curtis was making at least his third free-agent visit Tuesday, this time with the Chiefs.
A league source confirmed for us that Curtis did not visit the New York Giants on Tuesday, as originally thought to be in his plans, and another source says the Chiefs are prepared to make him a deal.
According to NFL.com, Curtis is seeking a deal similar to the one agreed upon between his old team, the St. Louis Rams, and their new receiver, Drew Bennett. Bennett signed a six-year, $30 million deal that included $9.5 million in guaranteed money.
In four years with the receiver-rich Rams, Curtis—at 5-foot-11 and 186 pounds—has made 11 starts, catching 136 passes for 1,714 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Bennett, meanwhile, has started 57 games in six years with the Tennessee Titans. The 6-foot-5, 206-pounder has 273 catches for 4,033 and 25 touchdowns.
While Bennett's production easily outpaces Curtis' stats, Bennett hasn't had to play behind starters name Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce.
After reportedly firing his agent on Monday, Curtis has yet to strike a deal with the Vikings, the Detroit Lions, or the Kansas City Chiefs—all teams he has visited since the start of free agency. The Giants are interested in him, but with Plaxico Burress, Amani Toomer, Santana Moss and Tim Carter on the roster, they aren't likely to make a big play for Curtis.
The Chiefs are expected to get their crack at him Tuesday evening.
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