The Chiefs officially start training camp today, but wide receiver Eddie Kennison isn’t a happy camper.
Kennison is in the third year of a six-year deal that is scheduled to make him the 45th-highest paid of 64 starting receivers. This year, Kennison is expected to make $2.1 million dollars.
The veteran pass-catcher signed his current contract when Johnnie Morton was the team’s No. 1 receiver and Kennison was No. 2. Morton eventually fizzled out in KC and was released last year. Kennison says he will report to camp on time but also said there is a possibility of him leaving if a new contract isn’t done or the team doesn’t release him.
Kennison’s request might fall on deaf ears. He is 33-years-old and at a point in his career when most players at his position start to lose their skills. Despite the age concern, Kennison can find some comfort in the fact that the Chiefs recently signed free agent defensive back Ty Law, who is 32-years-old, to a five-year deal worth $30 million. Kennison, however, felt the Law deal was a slap in the face saying the Chiefs should take care of their own before going outside of the organization.