By Nick Athan
Late Tuesday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs signed former San Franciso 49ers defensive lineman, Charles Omenihu, to a two-year $20 million max deal. The signing essentially replaces Frank Clark, who the team cut last week. Omenihu will turn 25 this season and has been a high-level performer for the 49ers. In 2022, he had 16 quarterback hits and 28 initial pressures.
Omenihu was one of the top pass rushers available in free agency. The Chiefs now have another versatile defensive lineman that can rotate inside or outside. It’s expected under Defensive Line Coach, Joe Cullen, and Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuoplo, that this signing will allow veteran, Chris Jones to continue playing both defensive tackle and edge rusher. Omenihu continues the trend of rebuilding KC”s defensive line. Last year the Chiefs drafted, George Karlaftis, and on Tuesday resigned veteran lineman, Tershawn Wharton to a one-year, $2 million deal.
Breaking: FA DT Charles Omenihu is signing a two-year, $20M max deal with the #Chiefs, sources tell @theScore.
He's coming off his best season, tallying 16 quarterback hits and 28 initial pressures with #49ers. Omenihu's only 25 years old.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 15, 2023