Going into his second Chiefs season, Cameron Erving will have some security with his second NFL franchise. The Chiefs announced they’ve signed the former first-round pick to an extension.
The 2015 Browns first-rounder is now signed with the Chiefs beyond 2018. It’s a two-year deal worth up to $15.7MM, Yahoo.com’s Terez Paylor reports (on Twitter), adding that the 26-year-old blocker will receive $6.45MM guaranteed.
The Chiefs declined Erving’s fifth-year option in May but reached an extension agreement that will make him part of their 2019 equation.
Erving worked as Kansas City’s starting left guard during the preseason but is listed as a backup tackle on the Chiefs’ pre-Week 1 depth chart. Considered unofficial, this depth chart nevertheless has Erving slotted as a backup tackle and rookie UDFA Andrew Wylie as the left guard starter.
The versatile Florida State alum started four games for the 2017 Chiefs, despite being a late-offseason trade acquisition, and has a clearer path to playing time in 2018 after Zach Fulton‘s Texans defection. Regardless of his status as a starter, Erving will not be on track for 2019 free agency after all.
Erving’s played center, guard and tackle as an NFLer. The Chiefs have Eric Fisher, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Mitchell Schwartz signed to extensions, but center Mitch Morse is entering a contract year. Erving may provide some insurance if the Chiefs opt to let Morse walk after 2018.
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