A bridge too far? Not for Chiefs CB Parker, who says a starting job is his to lose
JUL 30, 7:22p ET | Sean Keeler
Rotowire: Mar 14 / 11:47a ET
News: Parker agreed to a five-year, $30 million contract with Kansas City on Saturday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Parker has cornerback-safety versatility, but safety appears to be his primary position for Kansas City. He finished the 2014 season with 94 tackles, one interception and one sack, so Parker will be on the DB2 radar in IDP formats.
StatsLLC: Mar 14 / 12:00a ET
News: The Chiefs and Parker agreed on a five-year, $30 million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs, who do not disclose contract terms, had not announced the signing.
Impact: Parker's hometown newspaper, The Beaufort Gazette of South Carolina, was the first to report that the free agent was returning to Kansas City. His play was critical to the success of one of the league's best defenses after Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry was diagnosed with lymphoma. Berry is still undergoing treatment for the disease, so Parker's decision to return also looms important for next season.