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Chiefs Fans Speculate Trade Could Be Coming Following Travis Kelce Contract News

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The Kansas City Chiefs altered a significant contract today following their 24-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 6.

In a move that will save the team nearly $3.5M in cap space this season, the Chiefs converted part of tight end Travis Kelce's base salary into a signing bonus this morning. 

"The Chiefs have restructured the contract of All Pro TE Travis Kelce, converting base salary into a signing bonus to clear $3.455M in cap space, per source," Field Yates announced Tuesday morning. 

In response to the news, some around the NFL and in Kansas City believe the move could be an indicator that a trade is coming, as well. 

Despite differing reports coming out of Carolina, several users in the comments of Yates' post think the restructure could clear enough cap space for Kansas City to go after Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey. 

"CMC deal incoming?" Anthony Cervino replied to Yates' tweet Tuesday.

Carolina already moved one piece of their offense this week, as the team traded wide receiver Robbie Anderson to Arizona on Monday. 

Is McCaffrey next?