Sorensen will stay with Chiefs; Alexander agrees with Bills
The Kansas City Chiefs and safety Daniel Sorensen agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract that keeps the restricted free agent off the market, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press.
The deal includes $8 million guaranteed and more than $2 million in incentives, according to the person, who spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because Sorensen must still pass a physical.
Kansas City put a secondround tender on Sorensen this week, which meant he could have tested the market. But the Chiefs could then match any offer or receive a second-round pick as compensation from whatever team had signed him.
The former undrafted free agent surprised just about everyone by making the team in training camp three years ago. Sorensen spent part of the season on the practice squad before appearing in nine games, making a name for himself as a hard-hitting cover man on special teams.
The cash-strapped Chiefs have been quiet in free agency mostly out of necessity — after signing safety Eric Berry to a four-year, $72 million deal, they were hard against the cap. But they freed up some space by releasing backup quarterback Nick Foles.
BILLS: Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, a 10-year-veteran, was rewarded for leading Buffalo 121/2 sacks by agreeing to a two-year, $9 million contract.
The team announced the agreement, and a person with direct knowledge of the contract revealed its details to the AP.
The person said $4.1 million of the contract is guaranteed, and spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the Bills did not disclose the contract’s length and value.
The Bills also reached an agreement to re-sign right tackle Jordan Mills, who started all 16 games last season.
lBEARS: Chicago signed free agent cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Marcus Cooper, and re-signed cornerback Johnthan Banks.
Amukamara, who has appeared in 69 games with 57 starts over six seasons, signed a oneyear contract. He played for the New York Giants from 2011-15 and Jacksonville last season.
Cooper, who signed a threewith year contract, has appeared in 54 games with 24 starts with Kansas City and Arizona. Cooper had four interceptions and a teamhigh 11 pass breakups with the Cardinals last season.
Banks, who signed a one-year deal, appeared in two games with Chicago last season. He also appeared in two games with Detroit and five with Tampa Bay.
BRONCOS: A person with knowledge of the deals told the AP that Denver has agreed to terms with free agent defensive tackles Domata Peko of the Bengals and Zach Kerr of the Colts.
Peko and Kerr agreed to twoyear deals, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the Broncos weren’t commenting on the agreements. Peko’s deal is worth $7.5 million.
JAGUARS: Jacksonville signed three unrestricted free agents: defensive tackle Stefan Charles, linebacker Audie Cole and offensive lineman Earl Watford.
Charles played in 12 games last season for the Lions, totaling 12 tackles before being placed on injured reserve in late December.
Cole has appeared in 57 games in five years in Minnesota.
Watford has appeared in 33 games, with 12 starts, for Arizona.
lSEAHAWKS: Seattle signed former No. 2 overall pick Luke Joeckel as it looks to bolster its offensive line.
Joeckel started all 39 games in his four seasons with the Jaguars, mostly at left tackle. He played four games at left guard last season before of knee surgery.
TITANS: Tennessee agreed to terms with former Pro Bowler Eric Weems, pending a physical.
Weems was a Pro Bowl returner in 2010 and has 102 special teams tackles in his career.
Last season with Atlanta, Weems led the NFC champions with 15 special teams tackles. He also averaged 11.4 yards on punt returns and 23 yards on kickoff returns.
Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who led Buffalo with 12½ sacks, agreed a two-year deal with the Bills.