Report: Okafor returning to Chiefs on 1-year deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing defensive end Alex Okafor to a one-year deal, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Okafor spent the previous two seasons in Kansas City, appearing in 21 regular-season games. He racked up 38 tackles, eight sacks, and two forced fumbles over that span.

The news comes hours after the Pittsburgh Steelers signed pass-rusher Melvin Ingram, who had recently visited with the Chiefs.

Okafor, 30, previously signed with Kansas City for three years prior to the 2019 season, but the team restructured the contract a year later, which made him a free agent in 2021.

The reigning AFC champions have been looking to add edge rushers this offseason after ranking 19th in sacks with 32 in 2020. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo recently said the Chiefs plan to use two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones as an outside pass-rusher at times in 2021.

Kansas City star defensive end Frank Clark was charged with possession of an assault weapon earlier this month. The two-time Pro Bowler could face up to three years in prison.

Report: Okafor returning to Chiefs on 1-year deal
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