Safety Daniel Sorensen tendered as exclusive rights free agent by Chiefs

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Dec. 13, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen (49) tackles San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Dec. 13, 2015; Kansas City, MO; Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen (49) tackles San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) at Arrowhead Stadium. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs are making the rounds with their exclusive rights free agents, locking up two defensive linemen with tenders earlier Friday.

Add a third player to the mix.

The Chiefs tendered exclusive rights free agent safety Daniel Sorensen, a source familiar with the transaction informed ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not officially announced the transaction.

The 6-2, 208-pound Sorensen, who turns 26 on March 5, emerged the past season to become a steady contributor on defense and special teams, appearing in all 16 regular-season games.

Sorensen saw action on 227 defensive snaps, with 136 of that total coming in Weeks 14-17, and finished the regular season with 16 tackles (14 solo), a sack and two passes defensed.

He led the Chiefs in special team snaps with 363 and ranked fourth on the unit with seven tackles.

Sorensen, a native of Colton, Calif., originally joined the Chiefs in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young University.

With Sorensen and defensive linemen David King and Nick Williams officially tendered, the remaining exclusive rights free agent for the Chiefs to tender is running back Charcandrick West.

An exclusive rights free agent is a player with two or less accrued seasons in the league.

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Herbie Teope is the lead Chiefs beat writer for ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal. Use the contact page to reach him or find him on Twitter: @HerbieTeope.

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