Idle Speculation: Is Jarrad Page The Droid You're Looking For?

The Texans, by all accounts, still have a massive hole at free safety. As I speculated in my feature the other day, I think it would make a lot of sense for them to go after Chiefs safety Jarrad Page now that all the other dominoes have fallen. Page is currently spending his time making Bernard Pollard's exiling look like a cakewalk. Our sister blog, Arrowhead Pride, is covering the bases on this story: 

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I don't know if this is the case -- we don't have the Chiefs side of the story -- but intimidating someone into playing is flat-out wrong. Again, I'm not saying the Chiefs did because we only have one side of the story so it's not fair to assume that they did. NFL coaches are on a slippery slope when it comes to injuries. I interviewed NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith several months ago and he told me, "The health, safety and welfare of our players is non-negotiable," so we know how the players feel about injuries.

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John Page also took issue with Todd Haley telling the media that week in August 2009 that Page was a healthy scratch.

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Combine this with the fact that the Chiefs have added a very versatile safety very high in the draft, and it seems like it's only a matter of time before Page is let go or dealt for scraps. He has some baggage, obviously, but he brings a lot of upside on the field when compared to the options the Texans have at safety. And after all, supposedly so did Pollard when the Chiefs cut him, although his was certainly (and ironically) quieter. 

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So, should the Texans go back to the Kansas City pipeline? What would you give up to get Page? What would the Texans have to throw in to get former UT LB Derrick Johnson, who also seems to have fallen out of favor in Kansas City?

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Personally, I'd give anything up to a fourth-rounder for both of them. For Page alone, perhaps a sixth or seventh. However, market value is always driven down in the NFL, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Page was released and available for free before the season starts.

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