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Reports: fullback Anthony Sherman re-signed to one-year deal

The Sausage will return to the Chiefs in 2020.

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According to multiple reports on Tuesday night, the Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed fullback Anthony Sherman to a one-year contract.

The first news came from friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports.

Then it was confirmed by Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Herbie Teope.

Now entering his tenth NFL season — his eighth in Kansas City — Sherman has been an integral part of the Chiefs ever since he arrived during head coach Andy Reid’s first season with the team.

A versatile player with excellent blocking skills and good hands, he is capable of picking up short-yardage conversions on the ground and gaining bigger chunks of yards through the air. He has also been a mainstay of the Chiefs special-teams units ever since the Chiefs traded cornerback Javier Arenas to obtain him from the Arizona Cardinals in 2013.

While his contributions on special teams are often invisible to casual fans — and his offensive statistics have never been particularly notable — he has still been one of the team’s locker room leaders. Vocal and unpredictable, he has slowly become a fan favorite.

In 2019, Sherman was signed to a one-year contract on what was then called the minimum salary benefit. This allowed Sherman to be paid $930,000 in salary — along with a signing bonus of $90,000 — while accounting for just $735,000 against the salary cap. Under the just-passed Collective Bargaining Agreement, this is now called the veteran salary benefit (VSB) — and has been expanded.

While the precise terms of Sherman’s contract are not yet known, you should consider it likely that Sherman is again being signed to a similar VSB deal.