We learned yesterday that the Chiefs were working on an extension with safety Daniel Sorensen, and it looks like the two sides have agreed on a deal. According to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo (via Twitter), Kansas City has signed the veteran to a new four-year, $16MM contract. Almost half of the deal is guaranteed, and there’s an additional $2MM in potential incentives.
Sorensen was set to make a pay raise regardless of an extension, as the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier this week. If the safety hadn’t signed a new long-term deal, he’d have seen a pay jump from $600K to $2.74MM.
In 16 games (one start) last season, the 27-year-old set career-highs in tackles (47), sacks (one), forced fumbles (two), and interceptions (three). Sorensen served mostly as a sub, assisting starters Ron Parker and Eric Berry on passing downs.
Sorensen will presumably resume this role next year as he looks to compete with Eric Murray for snaps.
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