Sources Say Chiefs Are Signing Former Buccaneers Safety Mike Edwards To 1-Year Deal

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less than an hour later pre add Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drew Tranquil, the Chiefs remained on defense with another acquisition on Friday.

The Chiefs are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Mike Edwards to a one-year deal, sources familiar with the situation confirmed with The Star. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Edwards rejoined the team after a career year with the Buccaneers. He appeared in 17 regular-season games, recording career-high statistics in starts (12), tackles (82) and quarterback hits (2), adding one interception and three passes defended.

The signing deepens the chiefs’ security situation, seen Juan Thornhill leaves for the Cleveland Browns early in free agency. Safety Deon Bush, who appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs last season, is currently an unrestricted free agent.

While Justin Reed and Brian Cook currently project as the Chiefs’ starting safeties, the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Edwards should be in line to log meaningful playing time. Chief defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo often deploys three-safety packages, so Reid, Cooks and Edwards should see time on the field together.

Edwards, 26, originally entered the league in 2019 as a third-round pick out of Kentucky with the Buccaneers. Edwards was also a member of the Buccaneers team that won Super Bowl LV over the Chiefs.

He appeared in 58 career regular-season games with 23 starts, totaling 184 tackles, seven interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), 21 passes defensed, two sacks and three quarterback hits.

NFL Network first reported News on Edwards’ signing.