Chiefs get Frank Clark from Seahawks for draft picks

The Chiefs acquired pass rusher Frank Clark from Seattle for a package of picks Tuesday, then quickly agreed with him on a $105 million, five-year contract as they continue to overhaul their much-maligned defense.

Kansas City sent the No. 29 overall pick in this year’s draft and a second-round pick in 2020 to the Seahawks, a person familiar with the negotiations said.

The trade, first reported by NFL Network, also includes a swap of third-round picks in this year’s draft. That means the Chiefs will move up eight spots Friday night.

Seattle already had the 21st pick overall pick Thursday night, and general manager John Schneider now has an additional first-day selection as he begins rebuilding his defense.

Clark was chosen by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2015 draft. He quickly became a dependable edge rusher, piling up 36 sacks over his first four seasons with a team-best 14 this past season.

Rams pick up Goff option: The Rams have gotten quarterback Jared Goff committed through the 2020 season, exercising Goff’s $22.783 million, fifth-year contract option.

General manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay also affirmed the NFC champions’ intention to sign Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft out of Cal, to a long-term deal eventually.

Goff was fourth in the NFL last season with 4,688 yards passing. He threw 32 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

Briefly: Running back Jonathan Stewart announced he is retiring from the NFL. Stewart, who spent last season with the Giants, signed a one-day contract with Carolina. Stewart spent 10 seasons with the Panthers and is the franchise’s career leading rusher with 7,318 yards. … Minnesota college scout Scott Studwell has decided to retire after 42 years with the organization, including 14 seasons as a linebacker who became the franchise’s all-time leading tackler.

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