Chiefs Free Agency 2023: Re-signed offensive lineman Nick Allegretti

By friend of the site Herbie Teope Kansas City StarThe Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed inside linebacker Nick Allegretti.

Selected out of the University of Illinois in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Allegretti can defend Creed Humphrey at center and Joe Thuney and Trey Smith at left and right guard. For Kansas City head coach Andy Reid (and offensive line coach Andy Heck), that makes him a valuable offensive lineman.

We don’t have all the details on Allegretti’s new deal yet – but since he just finished his rookie deal (and we know it’s a one-year deal), he’d be a prime candidate for four years of eligibility. of the veteran salary benefit contract (VSB).

As Jared Sapp noted in a recent article about these types of deals — which general manager Brett Veach often uses — the Chiefs made such a deal for backup offensive lineman Andrew Wylie in 2022, when the team paid him $2.5 million, but has just received. The salary cap is charged at $1.2 million.

That’s exactly the kind of move Kansas City would make for a player who has played in 57 games (including 12 starts) in his four-year NFL career.

Unless wide receiver Mecole Hardman is also re-signed, that would make Allegret — the Chiefs’ final player in 2019 — the only member of the draft class remaining on the team. The others were safety Juan Thornhill, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, running back Darwin Thompson and cornerback Rashad Fenton.

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