Chiefs Free Agency 2023: Offensive lineman Nick Allegretti re-signs

According to friend-of-the-site Herbie Teope of the Kansas City starthe Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed interior offensive lineman Nick Allegretti.

Selected from the University of Illinois in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Allegretti can support Creed Humphrey at center along with Joe Thuney and Trey Smith at the left and right guard positions. For Kansas City head coach Andy Reid (and offensive line coach Andy Heck), that makes him a valuable offensive lineman.

We don’t have full details for Allegretti’s new contract yet – but since he just finished his rookie contract (and we know it’s a one-year contract), he would be a prime candidate for the four-year player qualifier. of a veterans’ wage scheme (VSB).

As our Jared Sapp pointed out in his recent article on these kinds of deals — which General Manager Brett Veach often uses — the Chiefs gave one such deal to offensive lineman Andrew Wylie in 2022, allowing the team to pay him $2.5 million, but just charged $1.2 million to the salary cap.

That’s exactly the kind of move Kansas City would make for a player who has played in 57 games (from 12 of those) in his four-year NFL career.

Unless wide receiver Mecole Hardman is also re-signed, Allegretti – the last player the Chiefs chose in 2019 – would be the only member of that draft class to remain on the team. The others were safety Juan Thornhill, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, running back Darwin Thompson and cornerback Rashad Fenton.

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