Chiefs news: Jerick McKinnon to officially re-sign with KC on Tuesday
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs will see Jerick McKinnon officially return to the roster on Tuesday, per James Palmer.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been signaling that veteran running back Jerick McKinnon was going to have a place on this year’s roster in various ways, and on Tuesday, they’re going to make the move official.
According to NFL reporter James Palmer, the Chiefs will re-sign McKinnon on Tuesday as the Chiefs are back in Phase 2 for their offseason training.
McKinnon, Melvin Gordon, and Ronald Jones were all veteran running backs from the Chiefs who hit free agency earlier this spring. At first, it was hard to tell how the Chiefs might approach the position, but without any free agent moves, it became clear that perhaps one of them might return—most notably McKinnon who had been a coaching staff’s favorite over the last two seasons.
When the Chiefs came through the entire 2023 NFL Draft without any new draftees at the position, the move to secure McKinnon’s services became even more important, and general manager Brett Veach didn’t shy from questions about the move, speaking positively about his hope to get something done there shortly after the draft.
With the re-signing of McKinnon, the Chiefs will bring back the primary tandem that was featured in the postseason with Isiah Pacheco as the lead back and McKinnon as the primary third-down option. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is also still on the roster to go with a couple of rookie free agents in Deneric Prince out of Tulsa and Aidan Borguet from Harvard.