Chiefs snag Charles Omenihu from 49ers

Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers, 2023 NFC Championship
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With defensive tackle Javon Hargrave in and defensive end Nick Bosa due to get paid, the 49ers couldn’t keep everyone on their defensive line.

Defensive end Charles Omenihu has agreed to terms with the Chiefs, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. According to the report, it’s a two-year deal with a maximum value of $20 million. Which means, of course, that the base value is less than that — and the difference will come in the form of incentives and/or escalators.

Omenihu had a career-high 4.5 sacks in 17 regular-season games last year, with three starts.

He was a fifth-round pick of the Texans in 2019. During the 2021 season, he was traded to the 49ers for a sixth-round pick.

For the Chiefs, the move helps offset the release of veteran pass rusher Frank Clark.

8 responses to “Chiefs snag Charles Omenihu from 49ers

  1. Typical Veach move. Takes advantage of the league-wide appeal of the chance to win a ring (think they’re done?) with Patrick Mahomes. Need a tackle? Done. Need an Edge? Done. Easily the top two positions of need are covered to a degree before the draft begins with manageable signings. Cap hell? Not a problem.

  2. Good pickup for the chiefs. He’s another one of those guys that performed well in the 49ers DL rotation under Kris Kourcek.

  3. How come when the Chiefs sign a player they “snag” them. If it’s the Browns, they “poach” them.

  4. Oddly, every team has the freedom to make similar decisions. This is not about the rich getting richer. This is what talented management does. This is why the Rooney rule is bogus. Always hire the best regardless of whatever is the flavor of the day.

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