Tyrann Mathieu agrees to 3-year deal with Chiefs

Reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that Mathieu was the Chiefs' top target in free agency.

In Kansas City, the versatile Mathieu should pair up with Eric Berry to form an impact safety tandem. He played his first five seasons with the Cardinals before moving on to Houston previous year.

The request from the Cardinals to take a cut in pay after the 2017 season caused Mathieu to move on from the team that selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. 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. He recorded 89 tackles last season with two interceptions previous year. Last season he agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract to play for Houston. His reported agreement with the Chiefs is for $42 million over three years, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Chiefs release OLB Houston
Releasing Houston brings the Chiefs to just more than $23.1 million in cap space with free agency kicking off on Wednesday. He picked up nine sacks with 12 quarterback hits and 37 total tackles in 12 games during the 2018 season.

With Morse's departure, the Chiefs will likely turn to Austin Reiter as their starting center. Morse started all 49 games in which he appeared during his four years in Kansas City.

The Texans also want him back and a report from Albert Breer says the Texans have already made a long-term offer worth $9.5 million per season. Foles had been in Philadelphia, where he helped the Eagles to their Super Bowl LII win.

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