Alex Okafor signs with Chiefs

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The Chiefs parted ways with a couple of pass rushers this month and they added one to the roster on Thursday.

According to multiple reports, the team has signed former Saint Alex Okafor to a three-year deal. The deal is worth $18 million and can go up to $24 million if he hits all the incentives included in the deal.

Okafor had 8.5 sacks over 26 games — he tore his Achilles with six games to play in 2017 — with the Saints over the last two seasons and became a free agent when his contract for the 2019 season voided earlier this week.

Okafor played in a 4-3 base defense with the Saints and that experience should be put to good use this season. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is putting something similar in place in Kansas City and Okafor should have a prominent role as long as he’s healthy enough to be on the field.

4 responses to “Alex Okafor signs with Chiefs

  1. The Chiefs had the best pass rush in the league last year and their defense was terrible. They couldn’t stop the run. The Saints front seven was no joke last year, they shut running games down. This is exactly the type of guy the Chiefs need. I think they’re having an excellent off-season so far.

  2. Okafor in 2018: 25 solo tackles, 11 assists, 4 sacks, 5 TFL, FF/FR 0/1 28 years old

    who he’s slotted to replace:

    Bailey in 2018: 27 solo tackles, 11 assists, 6 sacks, 5 TFL, FF/FR 2/4 29 years old

    What am I missing? Who’s doing the talent evaluations in KC for their defense, not everyone was crappy, FFS.

  3. “Okafor should have a prominent role as long as he’s healthy enough to be on the field”…..which is not very often. Good Luck

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