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Chiefs extend second-round tender on Charvarius Ward

The cornerback will be back with the team in 2021.

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Just before the beginning of the new league year on Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs extended a second-round restricted free agent tender to cornerback Charvarius Ward, according to a report from the Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell.

Ward, 24, has been one of the team’s starting outside corners for the past two seasons. By placing a second-round contract tender on him, the Chiefs commit to paying Ward a salary of $3.4 million in 2021. He is free to negotiate with other teams, but Kansas City has the right to match any offer — and if Ward signs with another team, it must compensate the Chiefs with a second-round draft pick.

Ward — who played his college ball at Middle Tennessee State — joined the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Just before the start of the regular season, they traded him to the Chiefs for offensive lineman Parker Ehinger — who never played a down for the Cowboys.