- Third-year defensive tackle enters his third NFL season with the Chiefs in 2021.
- Logged first-career start in a Chiefs uniform starting at LDT vs Houston (10/13/19). Saunders tallied two tackles (one solo).
- He became just the second player from Western Illinois University to be drafted by the Chiefs in franchise history. He joins E Jack Atcheson, who was selected with the first pick in the 1960 AFL Draft, making him the first draft pick in franchise history.
- Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs third round (84th overall) pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
|17||Chargers||L 21 - 38||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|16||Falcons||W 17 - 14|
|15||@Saints||W 32 - 29|
|14||@Dolphins||W 33 - 27|
|13||Broncos||W 22 - 16|
|12||@Buccaneers||W 27 - 24|
|11||@Raiders||W 35 - 31|
|9||Panthers||W 33 - 31|
|8||Jets||W 35 - 9|
|7||@Broncos||W 43 - 16||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|1||Texans||W 34 - 20|
|2019||Kansas City Chiefs||12||4||20||11||9||1||1||0|
|2020||Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||3||3||0||0||0||0|
Chiefs Drop Justin Herbert Inches Short for Key Fourth-and-Goal Stop
Kansas City Chiefs drop Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert inches short for key fourth-and-goal stop
Inside the Locker Room 1/8: Sammy Watkins & Khalen Saunders
Wide receiver Sammy Watkins and defensive tackle Khalen Saunders speak with the media ahead of the Chiefs divisional playoff game against the Texans
Khalen Saunders: "I love it"
Khalen Saunders speaks with the media after the Week 9 win against the Minnesota Vikings
Khalen Saunders Bats Down Kirk Cousins Potential Pass
Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Khalen Saunders bats down Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins potential pass.
Inside the Locker Room 10/11: Week 6 vs. Texans
Khalen Saunders and Frank Clark speak to the media at open locker room on October 11th, 2019.
Khalen Saunders: "Everybody's trying to work positively"
Khalen Saunders speaks with the media after the second day of practice at Chiefs Camp.
Khalen Saunders: "I'm an aggressive type of defensive tackle"
Khalen Saunders speaks with the media on Day 1 of Rookie Minicamp
FaceTime with the Chiefs Third 2019 Draft Pick Khalen Saunders
Chiefs Reporter BJ Kissel talks with one of the newest members of the Kansas City Chiefs, wide receiver Khalen Saunders
Chiefs Select Western Illinois DT Khalen Saunders at Pick 84
Former Kansas City Chiefs return man Dante Hall announces the selection of Western Illinois defensive tackle Khalen Saunders No. 84 in the NFL Draft.