Emmanuel Ogbah reportedly traded to Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are rebuilding their defense this offseason, and they continued with that plan when they acquired defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah from the Cleveland Browns on Monday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday morning that Ogbah did not report to the first day of Cleveland’s offseason program in anticipation of being traded, and a deal came together quickly. He was sent to Kansas City in exchange for safety Eric Murray.
Chiefs are trading S Eric Murray to the Browns for DE Emmanuel Ogbah, per source. https://t.co/RH7lVaxCBx
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 1, 2019
Ogbah, the No. 32 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, recorded three sacks last year and has 12.5 total through three seasons. He did not make the type of major impact in Cleveland that the Browns hoped he would, but he’s just 25 and offers upside for a Chiefs team that is looking to get younger on defense.
The Chiefs have parted ways with pass-rushers Justin Houston and Dee Ford this offseason, so they have plenty of spots to fill along their front seven. Ogbah should be able to fill one of them.