The Chiefs have signed veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap; resolve pressing depth concerns among the defensive line in doing so.
The Kansas City Chiefs have finally brought in notable reinforcement for their defensive line. This morning, they agreed to terms on a one-year deal, worth up to $8 million, with veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap.
Official particulars of the contract are but to be launched, however with all issues thought-about, together with the incontrovertible fact that Dunlap is coming into his age-32 season, it’s seemingly that the bulk of the deal will likely be significantly primarily based in incentives. The Chiefs completed final 12 months ranked twenty ninth amongst all NFL defenses in complete sacks, and their defensive line was a thorn in the facet of an in any other case reasonably gifted roster.
Prior to this 12 months’s draft, in the midst of an offseason by which the remainder of the AFC West bolstered their defenses with family names, the solely addition the Chiefs made to the defensive line was Cortez Broughton, who was waived yesterday after a failed bodily. In the draft, with the thirtieth total choice, Kansas City picked defensive finish George Karlaftis, however adding one rookie to a depth chart highlighted by Frank Clark and Mike Danna merely was by no means going to be sufficient.
Carlos Dunlap brings nice expertise to the Chiefs and fills the greatest gap on the roster for the upcoming season.
Now, in a dramatic flip of occasions, this Chiefs roster seems to be reasonably deep and rounded-off. Carlos Dunlap brings a wealth of cross dashing expertise to Kansas City together with his 96 profession sacks (8.5 in 2021) and two Pro Bowl choices. Additionally, he has solely missed three video games in the previous 9 seasons, and has began 121 of 145 video games over that stretch.
Adding Dunlap to the rotation presents a trusty and seasoned set of legs to maintain the cross rush aggressive, and a veteran presence to assist develop the youth that the crew will likely be leaning on extra closely in the close to future.