Saints to sign Chiefs DT Khalen Saunders
The Kansas City Chiefs are losing another free agent and this time it’s a member of the 2019 NFL draft class.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the New Orleans Saints are set to sign Chiefs free agent DT Khalen Saunders. A St. Louis, Missouri native, Saunders was a third-round pick in 2019 out of Western Illinois University after he turned heads at the Senior Bowl.
Saunders has spent the past four seasons in Kansas City as a key rotational piece on the defensive line. In 2022, he became a leader and favorite of Chiefs DL coach Joe Cullen. He also set career-high marks in tackles (48), sacks (3.5) and tackles for loss (3).
A (literally) big addition for the #Saints: DT Khalen Saunders is expected to sign with New Orleans, sources tell me and @RapSheet.
Saunders is coming off his best season with the Super Bowl champion #Chiefs, recording 3.5 sacks. pic.twitter.com/8luPhWCLkO
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2023
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