Chiefs Sign Third-Round DT Khalen Saunders

According to Field Yates, the Chiefs have signed third-round DT Khalen Saunders to a four-year rookie contract.

Saunders was the final member of the Chiefs’ six draft picks to sign his rookie contract. The full list includes:

Pick Round Player Pos. College Note
56. 2. Mecole Hardman WR Georgia Signed
63. 2. Juan Thornhill S Virginia Signed
84. 3. Khalen Saunders DT WIU Signed
201. 6. Rashad Fenton CB South Carolina Signed
214. 6. Darwin Thompson RB Utah State Signed
216. 7. Nick Allegretti C Illinois Signed


Saunders, 22, was the No. 84 overall pick by the Chiefs out of Western Illinois. He signed a four-year, $3,673,180 rookie contract including a $915,180 signing bonus.  

During his college career at Western Illinois, Saunders recorded 172 total tackles, 16 sacks, and five pass defenses. 

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