KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Veteran defensive finish Alex Okafor has signed a one-year deal to return to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, simply days earlier than the primary gamers start reporting for coaching camp.
The Chiefs didn’t disclose monetary phrases in asserting the deal Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Okafor has 30 sacks and 183 tackles in eight NFL seasons, together with the previous two with the Chiefs. He joined the membership as a free agent from New Orleans in March 2019, signing a three-year, $18 million contract.
Okafor made a direct affect in serving to rebuild the Kansas Metropolis protection, recording 5 sacks and 21 mixed tackles in 10 video games. A torn pectoral muscle in Week 15 pressured him to complete the season on injured reserve. He missed enjoying within the staff’s victory over San Francisco in Tremendous Bowl LIV.
The veteran signed a restructured contract in August 2020 that decreased his wage cap determine for the upcoming season by $2 million and voided the ultimate 12 months of his authentic three-year deal.
A hamstring harm restricted Okafor to 11 video games final season. He completed with three sacks and 16 whole tackles. He contributed in a backup function through the staff’s playoff run, choosing up 5 whole tackles in three postseason contests, together with one cease towards Tampa Bay within the staff’s 31-9 loss in Tremendous Bowl LV.
Okafor expects to compete for a backup function behind anticipated starters Frank Clark and Chris Jones because the staff’s edge rushers. Competitors at defensive finish additionally contains veteran Taco Charlton, second-year professional Mike Danna and 2021 fourth-round draft decide Joshua Kaindoh.
Clark was just lately charged in California with felony possession of an assault weapon stemming from a visitors cease in March. He faces one other potential weapon cost following one other visitors cease in California in June.
Chiefs gamers start reporting to coaching camp at Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph on Friday.
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