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Chiefs top three safeties are all under long-term deals

The Kansas City Chiefs announced a four-year contract extension for safety Daniel Sorensen last week. He’s a good guy to reward, the undrafted guy who made it. That’s a good signal to the rest of the locker room; it doesn’t matter where you came from.

It also means that the Chiefs safeties are going to be together for a while. Eric Berry is under contract for six more years. Ron Parker’s deal has three more years on it while Sorensen is now under contract for four more years. That means for at least the next three years this group is together and under contract.

Remember Ron Parker signing that five-year, $35 million deal two years ago this week? It seemed like a lot of money at the time. But now with the cap going up it seems like a decent deal. Cap hits of $5.6 million this year, $7 million in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2019.

The Chiefs will add more safeties but barring injury (or a surprise cut!) this should be the main group of safeties for a couple of years. And that’s a good thing.