The other thing that's shared in the snipped of contract Breer shares is that there are contract offsets. So at least if Brown signs with KC (or whoever), anything they pay him comes out of what the Pats do.The needle they need to thread is keeping him off KC while recouping his cap hit only if it helps them this year. In the end Kraft’s millions are irrelevant to us. But I’d still say keeping him off KC offsets the material hit they take with this debacle.
FWIW, I would probably rather the Chiefs add another receiver than defensive help.