Reports: Kansas City Chiefs to sign safety Tyrann Mathieu

Posted at 6:40 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 19:48:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will sign safety Tyrann Mathieu, according to multiple reports.

Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports first reported the Chiefs were close to a deal with Mathieu on Monday evening.

ESPN's Adam Schefter then reported the Chiefs intend to sign the former Houston Texan to a three-year, $42 million deal.

The NFL Network was also reporting the deal Monday night. Reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted that Mathieu was the Chiefs' top target in free agency.

During his first and only year with the Texans, Mathieu last year played 16 games, made 70 total tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals.

During his six-year career, Mathieu has 353 total tackles, seven sacks and 13 interceptions.