Colquitt likely won’t leave Chiefs

Sports

October 19th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – In what will come as a huge relief to worried, frustrated, restive and angry Kansas City fans, Dustin Colquitt sounds like he has no desire to leave the Chiefs. If Colquitt does sign a new contract, it also will be one less criticism that embattled general manager Scott Pioli has to dodge.

Colquitt has become a deadeye master of directional punting, providing the Chiefs with hundreds of yards of valuable field position. He’s clearly one of the finest punters in the NFL as well as one of the finest players, period, on an underachieving Chiefs roster. Freed of nagging injuries, the 30-year-old Colquitt is enjoying perhaps his best season, even though the 1-5 Chiefs skidded into their bye week on the heels of one of their worst stretches in decades.