Chiefs get under salary cap by reworking Frank Clark’s deal

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The Chiefs have reworked defensive end Frank Clark‘s contract.

They converted $5 million of his base salary into a signing bonus, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. That drops Clark’s cap number for 2020 from $22.7 million to $18.95 million.

That, plus the release of Cameron Erving, gets the Chiefs under the salary cap before the start of the league year.

The Chiefs traded with the Seahawks for Clark last year, and he signed a five-year, $104 million deal with his new team.

He made 37 tackles and eight sacks in his first season in Kansas City.

8 responses to “Chiefs get under salary cap by reworking Frank Clark’s deal

  1. Those moves only give them a little over 400k. Who are they signing for that?

  2. Frank didn’t have to do that so good on him. I am sure that ring helped the negotiation.

  3. greenchicken1966 says:
    March 18, 2020 at 1:56 pm
    I can’t wait until they have to pay Mahomes… They are already in cap hell

    You are certainly not afraid to let your hater flag fly… There is a lot of talent on this team. Can’t pay them all. Not to burst your bubble but, they are two moves away from having 30 Mil in cap space. Trading or cutting Sammy Watkins and signing or trading Chris Jones would get them there.

  4. Can anyone explain to me the NFL Salary Cap Rollover? The Chiefs had @ 27 million unspent from 2019. I thought you could rollover unused $$$ to the following year.
    Anyone information would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

  5. Their current number includes Jones tag amount and Watkins amount that will be greatly reduced through cutting him or reworking his deal.

    In other words, they’re $400k under right now, but in reality they’re probably a few million under the cap when they rework Jones and rework/cut Watkins.

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