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Mike DeVito agrees to pay cut to stay with Kansas City Chiefs, per report

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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs could have released DE Mike DeVito to save $4 million against the cap. But they won't be doing that.

Per Pro Football Talk, DeVito has taken a pay cut to remain with the Chiefs.

DeVito confirms a new contract himself:

Go over to PFT to read the nuts and bolts of the changes but the bottom line is that the Chiefs will be saving $2.5 million against the cap. His $5.4 million cap number is now $2.9 million.

The possibility of a pay cut had been hinted at previously so we knew this was one of the options. DeVito, 30, is coming off an Achilles tear suffered in Week 1. He is one of the Chiefs best run stopping defensive linemen and that was an area the Chiefs struggled in his absence last season.

It'll be interesting to see how this affects the Chiefs defensive line rotation. With DeVito out last year, Jaye Howard stepped in and became a regular starter. The Chiefs now have DeVito and Howard, along with Allen Bailey who received a contract extension last season.