Sunday March 15th, 2015

The Kansas City Chiefs re-signed safety Ron Parker to a five-year contract, reports the Associated Press.

Parker will make $25 million in base salary and potentially $5 million in incentives tied to playoff appearances and interception, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Report: San Francisco 49ers sign RB Reggie Bush

Parker's hometown newspaper, The Beaufort Gazette in South Carolina, first reported the deal. He later tweeted about his return to Kansas City:

Parker, 28 in August, has spent the last two seasons with the Chiefs. Last season was his breakout year, as he split time between cornerback and safety over 16 games (15 starts) and recorded 94 tackles, 12 pass deflections, one interception and one forced fumble.

[daily_cut.nfl]Over his five-year career, Parker has also played for the Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers. He went undrafted out of Newberry College in 2011.

In the back end of the Chiefs' secondary, Parker will join newly signed Tyvon Branch and returning starter Husain Abdullah. Three-time Pro Bowler Eric Berry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last December and faces an uncertain NFL future.

2015 NFL Free Agent Tracker, Grades

The Chiefs' defense ranked seventh last year with 330.5 yards allowed per game and was particularly strong against the pass, ranking second with 203.2 passing yards allowed per game.

Mike Fiammetta

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.