The Kansas City Chiefs have tendered four exclusive rights free agents, including RB Charcandrick West. The KC Star's Terez Paylor is reporting the moves. The other players are S Daniel Sorensen, DL Nick Williams and DL David King. All four players figure to have a shot at contributing in some way next season so the Chiefs are keeping them.
Retaining an exclusive rights free agent that you like is pretty much a no-brainer. The Chiefs tender is a one year minimum contract that's not guaranteed so there's basically no reason not to do this, especially with a player like West who you really like.These are players with two or less accrued seasons whose contracts are up -- mostly undrafted players.
It's not just West among this group that they like. Sorensen's playing time increased when Husain Abdullah was banged up at safety last season. He's a nice depth player to have but likely isn't beating anyone out for regular playing time.
Williams and King are potential future pieces along the defensive line. Williams actually played last season but not in a starting role. He's worth keeping around, especially with the Chiefs potentially losing Jaye Howard and Mike DeVito in free agency. King, likewise, is worth keeping around for that same reason. King, like Howard, was previously with Seattle. He didn't play last season so he's an unknown at this point. If one of those players turns into a contributor, the Chiefs will have done well.