KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – According to reports, the Kansas City Chiefs have restructured All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce’s contract to free up cap space.
ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates reports that the restructure will clear about $3.455 in cap space by moving Kelce’s base salary into a signing bonus.
The move would give the Chiefs wiggle room to potentially make a move ahead of the NFL trade deadline on Nov. 1.
According to the most recent salary cap report from the NFLPA, the Chiefs had $461,833 in cap space ahead of the restructuring of Kelce’s contract.
The Chiefs sit at 4-2 and are tied for the lead in the AFC West after a 24-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
In the offseason, Kelce made another adjustment to his deal, moving money from the back end of the deal to give him a raise in 2022.