The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to cut one of their defensive stars following a Super Bowl victory after they were unable to come to terms with defensive end Frank Clark during the NFL Combine, forcing them to let the star go in order to try and save cap space.
The Athletic reports that the Chiefs will in fact move forward with the release of the three-time Pro Bowler who has spent the last four seasons in Kansas City. The team reportedly attempted to retain Clark following their run to a Super Bowl victory, with Clark proving to be a crucial piece of their postseason puzzle.
The eight-year NFL veteran, who was first drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, is the league's active leader in postseason sacks and ranks third all-time with 13.5 sacks in the postseason. His release will clear up $21 million in cap space while hitting them with $7.6 million in dead cap. He had previously restructured his contract in 2021 to help create cap space for the team.
While it is unclear how they will replace his production, especially in the postseason, it appears that the Chiefs will try to look to the draft to acquire a pass rusher to pair alongside defensive end George Karlaftis, who recorded six sacks in 17 games last year during his rookie season.
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