Chiefs re-sign long snapper James Winchester

The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract for long snapper James Winchester.

News of the move came just after the NFL’s legal tampering period of free agency opened on Monday morning and was first reported by Matt Derrick of

While the details of Winchester’s new deal haven’t yet been released, Chiefs fans can rest easy knowing that a key piece of Kansas City’s special teams unit is officially under contract for at least one more season.

Winchester has played for the Chiefs since 2015 after initially joining the NFL as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

He played collegiately at the University of Oklahoma and has made a name for himself as one of the league’s most consistent long snappers.

This move might not be the flashiest, but it will prove to help Kansas City maintain continuity on its special teams unit, which is expected to lose All-Pro punter Tommy Townsend.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire