Brett Veach is at it again, this time freeing up $2 million in cap space by agreeing to a restructured deal with DE Alex Okafor, according to Tom Pelissero.
Pelissero also notes that Okafor can make up to $4.96 million in 2020, including $2 million in incentives and over $850,000 in roster bonuses.
Okafor originally signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs worth up to $24 million last offseason, but the two sides have now agreed to make 2020 the final year of the deal.
In 2019, Okafor recorded 22 tackles, five sacks, and a forced fumble in just 10 games before tearing his pectoral against Denver, sidelining him for the remainder of the season.
With the uncertainty of the cap in 2021 and beyond, the Chiefs could be looking for ways to free up cap in 2021. Even with a floor of $175 million, the Chiefs would still be almost $15 million over the cap as of now.
The team could also try to bring in last-minute free agents, including Jadeveon Clowney and Logan Ryan, who are still on the market.
We are now just one month from the scheduled season opener versus the Houston Texans.