Kansas City converted $5 million of Clark’s 2020 base salary to a signing bonus, spreading it out over the remainder of his deal.
The move puts the Chiefs under the salary cap in time for the start of the league year at 4 p.m. Eastern today, per Terez Paylor.
Clark, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2015. He played out his four-year, $3.732 million contract and was subsequently franchise-tagged by the Seahawks.
Seattle then traded Clark to the Chiefs in exchange for a first and second-round pick. Clark signed a five-year, $105.5 million extension in Kansas City.
Clark was set to make a base salary of $17 million for the 2020 season.
In 2019, Clark appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and recorded 37 tackles, eight sacks, an interception, three forced fumbles, one recovery and four pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 66 overall edge defender out of 107 qualifying players.