The Miami Dolphins continue to spend big money in free agency with the signing of former Chiefs pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah.
The Kansas City Chiefs have already watched a few of their defenders from the Super Bowl winning roster leave in free agency, and the next man up is pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah. Ogbah has reportedly landed a deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Adam Schefter is reporting that Ogbah’s deal is a two-year contract worth up to $15 million. That’s a good total for a player who was lost for half the season due to a season-ending injury.
Before Ogbah was lost for the year by the Chiefs, he led the team in total sacks with 5.5 and was an instant hit in Steve Spagnuolo’s defensive scheme. While the year started slow for Frank Clark, who was dealing with a nerve problem, and others who were slow to adjust to playing together under a new coaching staff, Ogbah showed an impressive burst off the edge before he was unfortunately lost for the year.
Ogbah came over to the Chiefs in a rare player for player swap with the Cleveland Browns in exchange for safety Eric Murray. Ogbah had been a letdown for the Browns as a former second round pick who could never become the steady pass-rushing presence they had predicted him to be. Now he’s been rewarded for a strong half-season’s worth of work and should prosper in Brian Flores’ defense next to so many other new players.