Kansas City will bring back the versatile, free agent inside lineman.
According friend-of-site Herbie Teope du Kansas City Starthe Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed interior offensive lineman Nick Allegretti.
Selected out of the University of Illinois in the seventh round (216th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft, Allegretti can support Creed Humphrey at center, as well as Joe Thuney and Trey Smith at left and right guard positions. For Kansas City head coach Andy Reid (and offensive line coach Andy Heck), that makes him a valuable offensive lineman.
We don’t have full details on Allegretti’s new contract yet – but as he’s just finished his rookie deal (and we know it’s a one-year contract) he would be a prime candidate for the four-year player qualification version. a veterans wage allowance (ASV) contract.
As our Jared Sapp noted in his recent article on these types of deals — which general manager Brett Veach uses frequently — the Chiefs gave backup offensive lineman Andrew Wylie one such deal in 2022, allowing the team to pay him $2.5 million, but just have $1.2 million charged against the salary cap.
It’s exactly the kind of move Kansas City would make for a player who played 57 games (12 of them) during his four-year NFL career.
Unless wide receiver Mecole Hardman is also re-signed, that would make Allegretti — the last player the Chiefs picked in 2019 — the only member of that draft class left on the team. The others were safety Juan Thornhill, defensive tackle Khalen Saunders, running back Darwin Thompson and cornerback Rashad Fenton.