Chiefs Place RT Mitchell Schwartz & DE Taco Charlton On IR, Activate DE Alex Okafor & CB L’Jarius Sneed

     

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Saturday that they’ve placed DE Taco Charlton and RT Mitchell Schwartz on injured reserve and activated DE Alex Okafor and CB L’Jarius Sneed from the list. 

Mitchell Schwartz

The Chiefs also activated WR Mecole Hardman from the COVID-19 list and promoted G Bryan Witzmann to their active roster.

It’s worth mentioning that the NFL changed the rules regarding injured reserve for the 2020 season and players can return from the list in just three weeks.

Schwartz, 31, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Browns. After playing out his rookie contract with the Browns, Schwartz signed a five-year, $33 million deal with the Chiefs in 2016 that included $15 million guaranteed.

Schwartz signed a one-year extension in 2019 to take him through the end of the 2021 season when he’ll make a base salary of $5.905 million. 

In 2020, Schwartz has started six games at right tackle for the Chiefs and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 32 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.

Okafor, 29, 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. He signed with the Chiefs in 2019 to a three-year, $24 million deal after declining his player option in New Orleans. 

In 2020, Okafor has appeared in four games for the Chiefs and recorded six tackles and a half-sack.

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