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Chiefs Sign DE Charles Omenihu


The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Thursday that the club has signed free agent defensive end Charles Omenihu.

"Charles is coming off his best season as a pro and has a ton of upside," GM Brett Veach said. "He was a part of a really good defense that had a lot of success last year and his versatility to play all across the d-line will benefit us. He'll be a solid addition for Coach Spagnuolo and Joe Cullen in the defensive line room. I appreciate Dave Mulugheta and his team for working with us to get it done."

Omenihu (6-5, 280) joins the Chiefs after spending the 2022 season and part of the 2021 season with the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to being acquired by the 49ers in 2021, Omenihu played in 35 games for the Texans racking up 41 tackles, 24 quarterback hits, four passes defensed and two forced fumbles. Through his 61 career games (10 starts) he's totaled 11.5 sacks (-105.0 yards) and in 2022 posted a career high for both sacks (4.5, -36.0 yards) and tackles (20). Omenihu has now played in eight postseason games, six of which were with the 49ers, adding 3.5 sacks (-25.5 yards), two forced fumbles and eight quarterback hits.

The Houston, Texas, native played collegiately at Texas for four seasons (2015-18) prior to being drafted by the Texans in the fifth round (161st overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.

A look at the Chiefs newest defensive end Charles Omenihu