Chiefs bringing back key piece from Super Bowl roster

Larry Brown Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday agreed to a new deal with a key cog from last year’s Super Bowl-winning defense.

The Chiefs signed defensive end Mike Danna to a 3-year contract, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. The deal is reportedly worth $24 million with $13 million guaranteed.

The Chiefs selected Danna out of Michigan in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old defensive end primarily served as a backup throughout his first three seasons.

The 4-year pro was elevated to a full-time starter last season opposite George Karlaftis III. In 16 games played, Danna recorded 6.5 sacks (4th on the team), 7 tackles for a loss (tied for 3rd), 13 QB hits (3rd), and 50 combined tackles.

Dana’s lone game missed was Kansas City’s Week 18 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. He played in 74% of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps in 2023.

The Chiefs traded away one of their top defensive players last week. But keeping other key defensive pieces like Danna and Chris Jones would likely go a long way in helping Kansas City pull off a three-peat next season.

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