The Chiefs enter the second day of the NFL’s open negotiation period on Tuesday ahead of the start of the league’s new calendar year.
The two-day period is meant to allow teams from around the league to approach and negotiate with agents of pending unrestricted free agents. However, any agreed deal won’t be official until 3 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veitch reportedly fumed on Monday agreeing terms on a four-year deal With offensive lineman Jawan Taylor, who projects to play left tackle in Kansas City. Taylor’s arrival indicated that the Chiefs prepared to lose Orlando Brown Jr., who had made two straight Pro Bowls as the Chiefs’ left tackle, in free agency.
While the Chiefs welcomed Taylor, they bid farewell to the previous year’s starting right tackle Andrew Willey, who agreed a three-year deal Washington with commanders.
With the first wave of free agency in full effect, the Chiefs are far from adding to their roster.
Follow along below as The Star tracks Tuesday’s events:
• Late Monday, Reported by Ari Merow The Chiefs agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal to re-sign defensive lineman Tershon Wharton. Aaron Wilson reported later Details of Incentive ContractIncluding a $25,000 per game roster bonus.
Wharton, 24, played in five games for the Chiefs before suffering a season-ending knee injury last October. He spent the last three years with the Chiefs after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri S&T in 2020.