Following their 24-20 defeat to the Buffalo Bills in Week 6, the Kansas City Chiefs changed a crucial contract today.
The Chiefs turned a portion of tight end Travis Kelce's basic pay into a signing bonus this morning, saving the organization close to $3.5M in cap room for this season.
Field Yates reported on Tuesday morning that "the Chiefs have restructured the contract of All-Pro TE Travis Kelce, changing base pay into a signing bonus to clear $3.455M in cap space, per source."
Following the announcement, several in the NFL and in Kansas City have expressed the opinion that the action might also be a sign of an impending trade.
Several people who commented on Yates' post believe that the restructure may allow Kansas City to pursue Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey despite conflicting rumors coming out of Carolina.
As of Monday, Carolina had already dealt one offensive component of this week, wide receiver Robbie Anderson, to Arizona.