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NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 8-9-0
4-2-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 48 3.5 0 0 0
Post Season 5 1.0 0 0 0

Top Khalen Saunders News

  • Saints' Khalen Saunders: Inks deal with Saints

    The Saints and Saunders agreed to terms Wednesday on a three-year contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Selected 84th overall in the third round of the 2019 Draft, Saunders appeared in 38 games across four years with the Chiefs and had a career season in 2022 as a rotational lineman. Saunders recorded 3.5 sacks for the Super Bowl champs and will now go to New Orleans to help fill the voids left at defensive tackle by the departures of David Onyemata and Shy Tuttle.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Career-best campaign in 2022

    Saunders tallied a career-high 48 tackles (22 solo) and 3.5 sacks during the 2022 regular season.

    Saunders' was operating in a contract year in 2022 and produced a career-best campaign at the right time. It remains to be seen where he will suit up in 2023, but he should be able to secure a roster spot somewhere in the league.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Full participant at practice

    Saunders logged a full workload at the Chiefs' Wednesday practice.

    Saunders is coming off a one-game absence due to an illness, but it looks like he is over the issue. He appears on track to take on his usual role at defensive tackle assuming his health remains up to par throughout the week.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Officially sitting out Saturday

    Saunders (illness) will not be available for Saturday's game against the Seahawks.

    Saunders will miss his first game of the year after failing to practice Week 16 due to an illness. The 26-year-old has recorded 43 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one pass defended while playing a prominent role alongside star defensive tackle Chris Jones this season. With Saunders sidelined, Derrick Nnadi and Brandon Williams will likely see increased usage against Seattle.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Doubtful to play Week 16

    Saunders (illness) is considered doubtful to take the field against Seattle on Saturday.

    Saunders missed all three practices this week due to a illness, putting his availability Saturday in serious doubt. The fourth-year pro played half of the Chiefs' defensive snaps for the first time this season last week against Houston, and his playing time could be absorbed by Brandon Williams if he's unable to go Saturday.

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  • Chiefs' Khalen Saunders: Leading tackler Sunday

    Saunders logged six tackles (three solo) and one sack in Sunday's 20-17 overtime win versus Tennessee.

    Saunders led the Chiefs in tackles despite playing just 18 defensive snaps against the Titans. The rotational defensive lineman also sacked quarterback Malik Willis for a 12-yard loss in overtime, marking his second tackle on Tennessee's final drive of the game. Saunders has now recorded more than three tackles just twice this season, so he'll likely see his production come back down to earth this Sunday against the Jaguars.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 324 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 26
School: W. Illinois
Experience: 5