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Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
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The #Chiefs are expected to sign former #Saints DE Alex Okafor, source said. He gets a 3-year deal worth up to $24M.
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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
8 a year lol I didn’t know he would draw that





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8 a year lol I didn’t know he would draw that


He was borderline elite in 2017 before going down. He plays both the run and the pass.

40-45 tackles, 6.5-8 sacks, and 8-12 QB hits are about what he can give you starting all 16 games at DE and that commands a high value in the current market.


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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
Not to mention they're switching to a 4-3, so they need ends


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It says "up to" so there may be some incentives in the deal.


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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
borderline elite? Nah


504 Soulja 4Real
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borderline elite? Nah


If he didn't tear his achilles he would have gotten more than this last offseason. Go look at the film, the stat sheet and the PFF grade then get back to me.


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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
He wasn’t borderline elite lol. The guy is a shell of himself and always hurt. The chiefs did the saints a huge favor. Thanks Veach. Granted hes better than who would be starting there for the chiefs. This is a huge overpay though.

Also saying if he didn’t tear his Achilles is an irrelevant statement because he did tear it. Achilles injuries tend to hurt most athletes careers
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This really hurts. Okafor was very underrated. He did everything well and was very versatile plus he was a great teammate. He’s going to be missed. 3 years $18 million with the possibility to make it $24 is good money and I’m happy for him. I would have rather we used the Brown money on Okafor but now Davenport has to step up and be the everydown DE we drafted him to be.


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This really hurts. Okafor was very underrated. He did everything well and was very versatile plus he was a great teammate. He’s going to be missed. 3 years $18 million with the possibility to make it $24 is good money and I’m happy for him. I would have rather we used the Brown money on Okafor but now Davenport has to step up and be the everydown DE we drafted him to be.



Honestly, we need more help at DT than at DE (although we need another body at DT and DE IMHO).

Okafor was good, veteran leader, and solid in his play. But you can't pay that $$ for a backup and have traded 20 1st round picks for Davenport to not use him.

Its davenport's job now to be that 3-down guy and I think he's gonna show up this year BIG. Everyone here has been excited about Hendrickson because he's shown flashes in his first 2 years, so I'm sure they thought its time for him to move on and get him snaps.


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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
I like Hendrickson too but you don’t want him starting several weeks in case of a big injury. They need to find another veteran DE on the cheap somewhere


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DE is pretty deep right now. If we miss on Ansah there are still some quality guys out there


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He was borderline elite in 2017 before going down.


Okafor was really good for us. He was great vs what we paid him. No where in hell near elite.


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re: Chiefs are expected to sign DE alex Okafor. 3 years, 24M
Hope Davenport is ready!!

Time to get our return on those 9 Ist round pics we gave up for him!!!!!


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