KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs tendered defensive lineman David King as an exclusive rights free agent, a source confirmed Friday with ChiefsDigest.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal.
The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Chiefs have not announced the transaction.
The 6-4, 281-pound King joined the Chiefs on Nov. 17 after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
He appeared in one game for the Chiefs in Week 13 against the San Diego Chargers and recorded five snaps on special teams, while being inactive for six contests during the regular season.
The 26-year-old King originally entered the league in 2013 out of Oklahoma as a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles. Seattle signed King off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad in December 2014.
With King tendered, the Chiefs remaining exclusive rights free agents are running back Charcandrick West, safety Daniel Sorensen and defensive lineman Nick Williams.
An exclusive rights free agent is a player with two or less accrued seasons in the league.
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.