On Tuesday, the Kansas City Chiefs signed offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho to a reserve/future contract for 2021.
A sixth-round draft pick for the Philadelphia Eagles last spring, the 6-foot-5, 308 pound Wanogho started as a defensive end in high school — but was converted to an offensive tackle at Auburn, becoming their full-time starter for his final two collegiate seasons. He spent 2020 on the Eagles’ practice squad, getting only a few special teams snaps in the Week 17 game against the Washington Football Team.
When their season ended, the Eagles chose not to sign him for a reserve/future contract of their own, making him a free agent. The Chiefs added him to their practice squad on January 16 and then released him on Monday. In what has become a familiar pattern during the postseason, the team signed him to a reserve/future deal the next day.
So far, Kansas City has signed five players to reserve/future contracts: wide receivers Antonio Callaway and Chad Williams, quarterbacks Jordan Ta’amu and Anthony Gordon — and now Wanogho.
Reminder: these players are not eligible to play in the current season; the Chiefs have essentially claimed their rights for 2021. They have signed standard minimum-salary contracts that won’t actually become active (and count against the salary cap) until the new league year begins in mid-March. They will all be on the 90-man roster during the offseason, hoping to make the active roster in September.