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Chiefs Re-Sign Defensive End Mike Danna

Danna recorded career-bests in sacks and tackles-for-loss last season

The Kansas City Chiefs retained a valuable contributor to last year's historic defense on Wednesday with the re-signing of defensive end Mike Danna.

The 26-year-old Danna recorded the third-most pressures (41), the third-most quarterback hits (13) and the fourth-most sacks (6.5) of any member of the Chiefs last season, setting career-bests in all three categories. Additionally, Danna's two quarterback hits in Kansas City's victory over Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game led the team.

For the season, Danna's 745 defensive snaps ranked second behind only fellow defensive end George Karlaftis among Chiefs' defensive linemen. He was also a versatile member of a Kansas City defense that racked up the second-most sacks of any team in the NFL last year, logging significant snaps on both the edge and within the interior of the defensive front.

A former fifth-round pick back in 2020, Danna has increased his sack total in each of his four seasons with Kansas City, culminating in last year's 6.5-sack performance. He was undoubtedly one of the key members of a Chiefs' defense that yielded the second-fewest points of any team in the league last season, and now with a new contract in-hand, he'll have a chance to pick up where he left off in 2024.