Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs to tender exclusive rights free agent Mike Caliendo

The offseason is underway, and the Kansas City Chiefs have secured more offensive roster depth ahead of the 2024 NFL season.

The free agency frenzy has hit the NFL this week, with teams attempting to retain talent or sign away new stars. The Chiefs are keeping several players via qualifying tenders ahead of the deadline or risk losing them in free agency.

According to a report from Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, one of those players is reserve offensive lineman Mike Caliendo.

Since going undrafted in 2022, Caliendo has spent his NFL career primarily on the Chiefs practice squad. He stood out at Western Michigan, where the team finished second in the MAC conference in total offensive yards in his senior year. Caliendo was named first-team all-conference and was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

The Chiefs have encountered injuries on the offensive line during the last two Super Bowl runs. The depth of the position is essential, and having a player who understands the system already in place and has the potential to grow is part of building team stability.

Chiefs Wire USA Today