Chiefs extend Allen Bailey

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With no progress being made between the Chiefs and linebacker Justin Houston, Kansas City has opted to give some cash to another player on the team’s defense.

Defensive end Allen Bailey, a fourth-year player and first-year full-time starter, has signed a four-year deal with a base value of $25 million, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The deal includes a $10 million signing bonus and $4 million in injury-only guarantees that become full guarantees shortly after the start of the 2015 waiver period, the week after the next Super Bowl.  Another $1 million is guaranteed for injury only.

Bailey has six sacks for his career, and four this year.  The contract puts him among the highest paid defensive ends in a 3-4 defense.  He trails players like J.J. Watt, Calais Campbell, and Darnell Dockett.

15 responses to “Chiefs extend Allen Bailey

  1. Great signing by the Chiefs.
    They’ve done a lot to improve their team.
    KC has a lot to look forward to.

    Except winning a Super Bowl….or any big game for that matter.

  2. As bad as Pioli was at picking coaches , he had some great draft picks like Bailey, justin Houston, Rodney Hudson, dontari Poe, etc

  3. to those totally uninformed, this is a pretty big move for KC. Bailey has been a huge reason they haven’t allowed a rushing TD, and has been bringing the pressure with Poe. you win football games in the trenches, and someone was going to overpay allen bailey in FA, they decided to avoid what happened last year with a far lesser player in Tyson Jackson who got just about the same contract as Bailey just got. except KC kept their guy in Bailey

    this is a good move, especially if he continues to improve.

  4. Great, underrated signing. For all those worried about Houston, that’s why god created the franchise tag. He’s the best OLB in the game for a 3-4…his franchise tag salary will be a deal, and no signing bonus needed. We have 2 years to get that done. In the meantime were building a perennial playoff team. Just watch the changing of the guard when Manning retires…

  5. Proven fact that the chefs are weak at talent evaluation and awarding contracts. Example. M. Cassel. Lol


    Excellent point but that regime is no longer in the building . We now have competent management now. Do us a favor and just pay attention to your own team

  6. Signing will have no impact on Houston’s deal. There’s a good chance that Mike Devito, who Bailey has replaced, and his achilles injury will come off the books this offseason to a savings of 4M$. Great signing to avoid getting into a bidding war with other teams who would grossly overpay him.

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