Sep 8, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Alex Okafor (97) on the bench during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Free agent DE Alex Okafor re-signing with Chiefs

Free agent defensive end Alex Okafor is returning to the Kansas City Chiefs on a one-year contract, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Okafor, 30, played in 21 regular season games (nine starts) and three postseason contests for the Chiefs over the past two seasons, including the Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February.

He tallied 16 tackles, 10 quarterback hits, three sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games in 2020, when he spent time on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.

Okafor’s career totals include 30 sacks, 192 tackles, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception in 89 games (60 starts) with the Arizona Cardinals (2013-16), New Orleans Saints (2017-18) and Chiefs.

He was a fourth-round pick by Arizona out of the University of Texas in 2013.

The Chiefs had reportedly pursued free agent pass-rusher Melvin Ingram, who agreed to a one-year deal Monday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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