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Report: Chiefs complete deal to bring back safety Daniel Sorensen

“Dirty Dan” is back for the ‘Take it Back’ tour.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have completed a one-year deal with veteran safety Daniel Sorensen, according to Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star.

Sorensen, 31, first joined the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of BYU after the 2014 NFL Draft, and he has been in Kansas City for all seven years of his NFL career. A safety-cornerback-linebacker hybrid of sorts, Sorensen plays many positions for the Chiefs depending on the situation, from free safety to dime linebacker. Sorensen played 879 defensive snaps (82%) for the Chiefs in 2020.

Sorensen is also a key special-teams contributor for the Chiefs, with snaps on all four units in 2020. He has been named a special teams postseason captain multiple times during his Kansas City tenure.

For the second season in a row, the highlight of Sorensen’s year came in the team’s Divisional round playoff game. His thunderous hit on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins forced a fumble at the 1-yard line and into the end zone, creating a touchback rather than a second-quarter touchdown. The Chiefs eventually won by five points after Patrick Mahomes had to depart through the league’s concussion protocol.

In 2020, Sorensen made a $3.6 million base salary with a $1 million signing bonus for a cap hit of $4.75 million. Teope later reported Sorensen’s 2021 figure at $2.46 million deal fully guaranteed.

In 15 games (11 starts) in 2020, he finished with 91 tackles (68 solo), five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.


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