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4 Players the Chiefs Should Re-Sign Using Cap Space From L'Jarius Sneed Trade

The Kansas City Chiefs could use the cap space available to them after the Sneed trade to bring back a few key players.

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2. Michael Danna

One of the understated reasons for the Chiefs' success on the defensive side of the ball last season was the emergence of Mike Danna. The 26-year-old defensive end continued his development from year to year to emerge as a solid and productive pass rusher.

Danna set career-highs across the board with 6.5 sacks, 50 tackles, and 13 QB hits, impressively playing in 74% of defensive snaps for the Chiefs.

That kind of production is hard to replace. If the former Michigan standout were to leave, promising second-year EDGE Felix Anudike-Uzomah would replace him. That similarly carries his own risks.

Anudike-Uzomah didn't have the best rookie season, and at this stage of his career, he is more of a third-down edge defender. It would be a big risk to trust him with a much larger role.

Pro Football Focus projects a three-year, $24.75 million deal for Danna. For a defensive end who is only 26 and consistently getting better, that is a price tag the Chiefs should be happy to pay.