Wide receiver Az-Zahir Hakim made it clear that he just wants to play football. After stints in St.…
BREAKING NEWS: Hakim Headed to Saints
Apparently Hakim and his agent hit a snag in those understood contract talks. Both Hakim and his agent left town after the talks broke off with the Chiefs. His agent Bruce Tolner quickly called the Saints and they remained interested in acquiring the former Detroit Lions receiver.
This was an unusual change of heart for Hakim who professed his love for the Chiefs organization and Head Coach Dick Vermeil. He clearly wanted to play for them two days ago.
But in the NFL money talks and the two sides could not reach an agreement on the terms of the contract.
Though Hakim was not expected to be a starter; the team is looking for a veteran receiver to compete for the #3 position.
According to our source at Arrowhead, the decision for Hakim to sign with the Saints was the direct result of a conversation between Hakim and Vermeil. Both felt that the Saints would give him a better long term situation then playing just one-year in Kansas City with no guarantees of a long term contract. After that conversation, the Chiefs and Hakim agreed to part ways mutually.
With this development, Kansas City might turn its attention back to former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell or the Seahwaks Koren Robinson.
Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news from training camp on this developing story.
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