Andy Reid says the Kansas City Chiefs wanted to retain Tyreek Hill, but the salary cap eventually got in the way.
Kansas City traded Hill to the Miami Dolphins last week. The wide receiver then signed a massive contract extension with the Dolphins.
\"I love Tyreek Hill,\" Reid said. \"There\'s no rift between Tyreek Hill and myself. I thought he deserved an opportunity if that\'s where he wanted to go. He\'s a family man that has a few kids and he\'s got to be able to support them now and down the road, and this gives him an opportunity to do that. At the same time, it gives us great compensation.
\"We came in aggressive [with a contract offer], and after we got to a point, we just said, \'Listen, in this day and age you have issues you have to deal with with the cap.\' So we felt like it was better to allow him to go ahead and be traded. ... You can go different routes with a player. You can play hardball or you can go about it the way I did, or we did.\"