Chiefs Expected To Sign DE Alex Okafor To Three-Year Deal Worth Up To $24M

     

Ian Rapoport reports that the Chiefs are expected to sign former Saints DE Alex Okafor to a three-year contract worth up to $24 million.

Earlier in the day, Josh Katzenstein reported that it was “very unlikely” Okafor was going to returns to the New Orleans Saints in 2019 with the presence of first-round pick DE Marcus Davenport.  

Free agent DE Ezekiel Ansah also reportedly (NFLTR) has a visit scheduled with the Saints.  

Okafor previously triggered a clause in his contract that allows him to opt out of returning to the Saints if he recorded more than three sacks in 2019.  

Okafor, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2013. He played out the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Saints in 2017.

Unfortunately, Okafor suffered a season-ending Achilles tear before eventually agreeing to a two-year deal worth up $10 million with the Saints.

In 2018, Okafor appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 36 tackles, four sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense.

 

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