Chiefs Re-Sign DL Mike Pennel, FB Anthony Sherman

The defending Super Bowl champs have re-signed defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a one-year pact, as Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reports (via Twitter). Pennel said last month that he wanted to return to the Chiefs, and he got his wish.

Besides winning a Super Bowl with KC — and his interception-causing hit on 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo was a big reason for that win — the organization also helped to revitalize Pennel’s career. Following two underwhelming seasons with the Jets, the lineman signed a two-year deal with the Patriots last offseason. However, he didn’t make it to the regular season with New England, and Pennel still found himself out of work in mid-October.

He eventually caught on with the Chiefs, and he proceeded to compile 24 tackles and one sack in eight games for the team. He also appeared in each of Kansas City’s three playoff games, starting two of them, and he earned high praise for his work against the run. Pelissero reports that Pennel had other offers — the Cowboys were said to be in on him — but he will try to recapture the magic with the Chiefs.

Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports that KC is also re-signing FB Anthony Sherman to a one-year deal (Twitter link). Sherman has appeared in every game for the Chiefs since he joined the club in 2013, and he earned a Pro Bowl bid in 2018. His offensive snaps have decreased dramatically since Patrick Mahomes became the starting QB, but he remains a critical part of the special teams unit.

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3 comments on “Chiefs Re-Sign DL Mike Pennel, FB Anthony Sherman

  1. max_stines

    Leroy commenter actually reported the Sherman signing. Please give proper credit

  2. Tony B

    Very happy with these signings. Pennel was solid after joining mid-year. Figured out scheme, worked hard every play, was a load to contain in the middle alongside Chris Jones. And Sherman is a top 5 traditional FB. Blocks well, catches the ball out of the backfield well, including big catches in clutch situations.

  3. jabl

    Great news; the only game lost by the Chiefs after Mike Pennel joined the team was at Tennessee when he was inactive for some reason that Sunday.

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