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Chiefs sign their remaining 2021 draft picks

The day before rookie minicamp gets underway, Kansas City finishes signing their draft picks.

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On Thursday — the day before rookie minicamp is set to begin — the Kansas City Chiefs used their official Twitter account to announce that they have signed the rest of their 2021 draft class: Oklahoma interior offensive lineman Creed Humphrey, Florida State defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, Duke tight end Noah Gray and Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell.

Earlier on Thursday, we learned that the Chiefs had signed Missouri linebacker Nick Bolton and Tennessee interior offensive lineman Trey Smith to their rookie deals.

All of these players are now signed to contracts that will keep them with the team through the 2024 season. Only two of them — for the second-round picks Bolton and Humphrey — are expected to have salary cap hits among the Chiefs’ top 51 contracts. So until final cutdown day — when the six rookie deals will count for about $5 million of the cap — the total cap hit for the drafted rookies is expected to be around $300,000, since Bolton and Humphrey’s cap hits of just over $1 million will replace $850,000 contracts in the top 51.

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