Chiefs' West, Ware surprised by each other's signings
The pair eventually put two-and-two together, but were initially unaware that the other was in town to sign a contract extension with the Chiefs.
"Once we got into town and I had seen we were staying at the same hotel, then it kind of dawned me that he must be signing (the next day) as well," Ware told Adam Teicher of ESPN. "He had called me earlier that day. We're pretty good friends, so we've been checking in with each other all through the offseason. It was just one of those days where he called me and was like, 'What are you doing?' I'm like, 'I'm on my way to Kansas City.' Later in that day, it's funny that he’s coming to Kansas City as well. I kind of figured it was for the same thing."
West and Ware signed with the Chiefs in 2014; West as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene Christian, and Ware as a Seattle Seahawks castoff. Both re-upped with the Chiefs on identical two-year deals worth a reported $3.6 million.
"I think in our heads we both knew what was going on, but we didn't want to ask each other because that's personal business," Ware said. "We're friends, but that's his life and his contract. If he wants to discuss that, then I'm open to it, and vice versa."
Said West: "I had no clue. It was a blessing when I saw Spencer (signed a contract). I almost cried tears of joy."
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