Taco Charlton – Re-signed for 1 year with K.C.
The Chiefs were scheduled to lose three defensive ends this offseason, but they made quick work in free agency to bring back Taco on Tuesday before the new league year began. That was an interesting call given that Charlton wasn’t exactly a hot commodity in free agency, but perhaps that speaks to what the Chiefs think he could be now that they’ve seen him up close. He’s back for the 2021 season as a rotational rusher.
Antonio Hamilton – Unsigned
Perhaps there’s interest in bringing back Hamilton for another year but any such talks will likely come much later—perhaps even after the draft. The Chiefs have plenty of time to think about core special teams performers, and they’re likely hoping that BoPete Keyes actually looks ready to step into the role of cornerback/special teams contributor for a full 16 game season instead of bringing in a vet.
Tanoh Kpassagnon – Unsigned
The Chiefs have major needs at defensive end and losing Okafor and Kpassagnon is only going to make that worse. Some team is going to give Kpassagnon a solid deal in free agency, however, even if he hasn’t lived up to his initial draft billing of a second round investment. The Villanova product was always going to be a raw, developmental talent given the leap in competition so some team might take a chance and believe he’s a late bloomer. Perhaps the Colts?
Nick Keizer – Re-signed 1-year deal
The Chiefs have already offered exclusive rights free agent Nick Keizer a tender, which means he’s back once again. That is good news for the young tight end with real potential. Keizer is already a solid blocker up front and it will be interesting to see him develop greater separation and ball security moving forward.