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Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Chiefs decline fifth-year option

by Jordan Epp | Chiefs Correspondent | Tue, May 2nd 6:35pm EDT

According to Matt Derrick of, the Kansas City Chiefs are not picking up RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire's fifth-year option. (Matt Derrick,

Fantasy Impact:

Despite having the cheapest fifth-year option of all of the 2020 NFL Draft class, around $5.5 million, the Chiefs aren't taking it. Edwards-Helaire has seen his playing time dwindle, losing his spot in the rotation to RBs Jerick McKinnon and Isiah Pacheco. Edwards-Helaire's size and injury history likely played a part in dissuading the team from extending his deal, and he is set to become a free agent entering the 2024 season.

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