By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer
The Chiefs have agreed with defensive end Alex Okafor to an $18 million, three-year deal, a person familiar with the terms tells The Associated Press.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Okafor must still pass a physical, said incentives could drive the total value to $24 million.
The 28-year-old Okafor began his career in Arizona before spending the past two seasons with New Orleans. He started all 16 games and had 36 tackles and four sacks last season, and the Saints reworked his contract to give him a $400,000 bonus even though he was one sack shy of the incentive.
He is a prototypical defensive end in a 4-3 system, and that is what the Chiefs are switching to under new coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.