Reports say Chiefs expected to sign safety Tyrann Mathieu

Ruben Holloway
March 13, 2019

A Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro selection in 2015, Mathieu signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans last season and racked up 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, three sacks and two interceptions.

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On Monday, Yahoo! Sports' Terez Paylor, ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Kansas City Chiefs were signing former Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu.

The contract will not become official until the beginning of the new league year at 3 p.m.

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Landon Collins and Mathieu both landed themselves monster deals and Thomas is undoubtedly looking to top both players' salaries.

The Chiefs hope to improve one of the NFL's worst defences this off-season, and the idea of pairing Mathieu with Eric Berry in the secondary is a strong start. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals. The Houston Texans wanted to keep Mathieu and have offered him around $10 million per year, but he's getting more from KC.

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Kansas City's defense ranked 26th in defensive efficiency and allowed the second-most passing yards per game (273.4) in 2018. The complete terms of the contract are not yet known.

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