Cam Erving signs 2-year extension with Kansas City Chiefs


The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Cameron Erving to a two-year extension on Tuesday that keeps him in K.C. through 2020.

Cameron Erving has officially signed a two-year extension with the Kansas City Chiefs that will keep him with the franchise through the 2020 season.

The team announced the extension on Tuesday and Terez Paylor confirmed the terms of the deal as a two-year contract with $6.45 million in guarantees. He also says the contract can reach upwards of nearly $16 million depending on playing time and incentives.

Erving originally came to the Chiefs in a trade made last summer in one of Brett Veach’s first moves as general manager. He dealt a fifth round choice to the Browns in exchange for Erving, who was a low-risk, high-reward proposition at the time. As a former first round selection for the Browns, Erving still has yet to live up to his draft billing but those are costs never felt by the Chiefs.

For Kansas City, Erving is a versatile player who can plug into nearly every position along the offensive line in case of emergency. The Chiefs lost Zach Fulton, who filled much of the same role, to free agency with the Houston Texans this offseason and an average of $7 million per year over four years. Erving won’t cost that much but his role becomes vital as the Chiefs lost their most dependable utility lineman.

The Chiefs have been reworking their line as a primary focus over the last few days. They claimed Ike Boettger on waivers from the Buffalo Bills and Austin Reiter on waivers from the Cleveland Browns. They traded Parker Ehinger to the Dallas Cowboys in a deal for cornerback Charvarius Ward and released Bryan Witzmann. They also elevated Andrew Wylie to a starting role at left guard, which means significant changes all around for the offensive line.