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Chiefs Tender Contracts To RFA S Daniel Sorensen & K Cairo Santos

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Chiefs have placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent S Daniel Sorensen.

  • Terez A. Paylor reports that the Chiefs also used an original-round tender on restricted free agent K Cairo Santos.

The second-round tender will cost the Chiefs $2.746 million for the 2017 season and net them a second-round pick if he receives an offer sheet from another team and they elect to pass on matching it.

Meanwhile, the original-round tender will cost the Chiefs around $1.797 million for the 2017 season and give them the right of first refusal for any offer sheet he receives from another team during free agency.

Sorensen, 27, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young back in May of 2014. He was unfortunately among their final roster cuts during his rookie season, but later signed on to their practice squad.

The Chiefs brought Sorensen back on a one-year, exclusive rights deal last year.

In 2016, Sorensen appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 63 tackles, three interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, two forced fumbles, three recoveries and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 74 safety out of 89 qualifying players.

Santos, 25, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2014. In 2016, Santos appeared in all 16 games and converted 31 of 35 field goal attempts (88.6 percent) to go along with 36 of 39 extra point tries (92.3 percent).