Source: DL Charles Omenihu to sign 2-year, $16M deal with Chiefs

Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu is signing a two-year, $16 million deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Omenihu spent a season and a half in San Francisco. He appeared in 26 regular-season games, posting 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks (all last season, which set a career high) and a forced fumble, capping off the best season of his young career.

He possesses versatility across the defensive line and edge rusher positions, which will be a boost for the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, his speed and strength causes problems for opposing offensive linemen.

Omenihu, who turns 26 in August, was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence on Jan. 23, days before the 49ers were scheduled to play the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. Omenihu was also issued a restraining order after his girlfriend alleged he pushed her to the ground in an argument. The case was submitted to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office for possible charges.

The Houston Texans drafted Omenihu in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He played 35 games with 7 sacks in his time in Houston before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

(Photo Credit from Chiefs Wire)

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