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NFL Free Agency: complete picture of Chiefs signings, trades, cuts, and unsigned players

Everything you need to know about changes to the Chiefs roster in one place

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It got a little crazy for the Kansas City Chiefs — and the rest of the NFL — through most of March. So let’s take stock of where Chiefs stand at this point.

We’ll update this as additional moves are made.


Free agents lost by the Chiefs

Unrestricted free agents are players whose contracts were allowed to expire at the end of the league year. UFAs are free to negotiate a contract with any other team, or they could be resigned by team for which they played in the previous year. Only unrestricted free agents are counted in the calculations for compensatory draft picks in the following season.

Free agents signed by the Chiefs

Free agents resigned by the Chiefs

  • Fullback Anthony Sherman — one-year contract, $635K guaranteed, up to $930K
  • Kicker Harrison Butker (ERFA tender signed April 15)
  • Defensive tackle Justin Hamilton (ERFA tender signed April 15)
  • Wide receiver Marcus Kemp (ERFA tender signed April 2)
  • Safety Jordan Lucas (RFA tender signed April 15)

AAF players signed by the Chiefs

Current Chiefs free agents

  • Linebacker Terrance Smith (RFA)
  • Tight end Alex Ellis (ERFA)
  • Defensive tackle Allen Bailey
  • Running back Spencer Ware
  • Cornerback Orlando Scandrick
  • Wide receiver De’Anthony Thomas
  • Guard Jeff Allen
  • Linebacker Frank Zombo
  • Running back Charcandrick West
  • Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin

Chiefs players released

These Chiefs players were released from their contracts before the end of the league year, and will not count in the calculation for compensatory draft picks in 2020.

Chiefs reserve/future players released

  • Offensive lineman Dillon Gordon — unsigned by another team
  • Defensive back Step Durham — unsigned by another team

Released players signed by the Chiefs

These players were released from their contracts with other teams before being signed by the Chiefs, and will not count in the calculation for compensatory draft picks in 2020.


Traded players also do not count in the calculation for compensatory draft picks.

  • Linebacker Dee Fordtraded to San Francisco 49ers; 2020 2nd round pick
  • Safety Eric Murray — traded to Cleveland Browns for defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah
  • 2019 pick 29 and 2020 second round pick — traded to Seattle Seahawks for Frank Clark

What’s in the cupboard

Salary Cap Space

Per, the Chiefs have $22,917,256 in cap space.

This figure does not include the new contract that has been negotiated for defensive end Frank Clark, which was reported to be for five years and $105 million.

Even though he’s been released from the team, this figure represents the cap space with Eric Berry’s contract still active. His contract will stay on the books until June 2. When it is removed, he Chiefs will have an additional $9.55 million in cap space. Next season, $8 million in dead money from Berry’s contract will count against the salary cap.

Reserve/Future players signed by the Chiefs in 2019

According to and, these players have been signed to Reserve/Future contracts with the Chiefs.

  • Defensive tackle Cavon Walker
  • Linebacker Martrell Spaight
  • Quarterback Chase Litton
  • Defensive back D’Montre Wade
  • Tight end David Wells
  • Defensive tackle Joey Ivie
  • Wide receiver Josh Crockett
  • Tackle Pace Murphy
  • Linebacker Raymond Davison
  • Linebacker Robert McCray
  • Tackle Ryan Hunter
  • Defensive tackle Henry Mondeaux
  • Fullback Aaron Ripkowski
  • Offensive lineman Justin Senior
  • Wide receiver Davon Grayson
  • Safety Leon McQuay

2019 draft picks

  • Round two, pick 29 (61)
  • Round two, pick 31 (63) (from Rams)
  • Round three, pick 21 (84)
  • Round five, pick 29 (168)
  • Round six, pick 29 (203)
  • Round six, pick 42 (216) (compensatory)
  • Round seven, pick 2 (218) (from 49ers)

2020 draft picks

  • Round one
  • Round two
  • Round four
  • Round five
  • Round six

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