Drue Tranquill Leaks Another Chiefs Signing on Reporter Call

Drue Tranquill revealed in a Zoom call that the Chiefs are re-signing veteran DT Mike Pennel
Drue Tranquill revealed in a Zoom call that the Chiefs are re-signing veteran DT Mike Pennel / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs have been busy in the offseason, bringing back several veterans on top of the massive Chris Jones extension. It seems they're re-signing another key veteran who played a pivotal role in the playoffs and Drue Tranquill, of all people, broke the news.

Appearing on a Zoom call with Chiefs reporters after signing an extension of his own, Tranquill may have spilled the beans on Mike Pennel's contract situation, as the interior defensive lineman is returning to the organization.

See the latest on the transaction and Tranquill's reporting below.

Chiefs News: KC Re-Signing DT Mike Pennel per Drue Tranquill

Pennel saw little regular-season time but came on strong in the postseason, notching 12 tackles and three stuffs.

He saved his best game for last, compiling six tackles in the Super Bowl win over the 49ers. Pennel adds much-needed veteran depth to the defensive line and his knowledge of Steve Spagnuolo's system means he can fill in should one of the starters go down with injury.

In a world filled with reporters constantly trying to be the first to break news, it's humorous that Tranquill was the first on the report. Pennel has 10 years of experience in the NFL, three of which came with Kansas City, and he's a trusted veteran presence that can help bring young guys along as well.

With the Chiefs looking to win a third consecutive Super Bowl, this is a massive win. Kansas City's odds to hoist another Lombardi Trophy are currently +600, though smart, quality moves like these are likely to decrease those odds as we approach the 2024 NFL Draft and regular season.

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