6 Free Agents the Chiefs Should Sign Before Mandatory Minicamp

The Chiefs should add these 6 free agents ahead of mandatory minicamp.
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5. Emmanuel Ogbah, EDGE

This free agent spent time in Kansas City back in 2019 and played well enough to earn a decent contract elsewhere.

Originally a second-round pick out of Oklahoma State in 2016, Emmanuel Ogbah was selected at No. 32 overall by the Cleveland Browns. That was the year the New England Patriots were without a Round 1 pick due to DeflateGate.

Ogbah proved to be a solid addition, giving the Browns 122 tackles and 12.5 sacks in three years. He was an excellent No. 2 across from Myles Garrett (the No. 1 overall pick in 2017) but lost his job when Olivier Vernon was added in a trade with the New York Giants. Following the addition of Vernon, he was traded to the Chiefs in 2019 for safety Eric Murray which was a win for Kansas City. Ogbah proved to be a consistent pass-rusher with 5.5 sacks and 32 tackles in 10 games.

A torn pectoral muscle ended his season prematurely and Kansas City won the title while he was on the IR. Ogbah then signed a year deal worth $15 million with the Miami Dolphins and landed a four-year extension worth $65 million in 2022. He was released this offseason after he suffered a tricep surgery.

Kansas City leaned heavily on their defense in 2023 and even with an improved aerial attack, they should continue to focus on being able to slow down the opposing QB. Adding the veteran Ogbah to work alongside George Karlaftis, Mike Danna, and Felix Anudike-Uzomah would help in that regard. He would also be capable of moving inside on third-downs, much like Charles Omenihu.