Fortson, an exclusive-rights free agent, was tendered by the Chiefs on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
What it means:
Fortson split his 356 snaps almost equally between offense and special teams last year. As the No. 3 tight end behind Travis Kelce, there weren't many tight-end targets to go around, resulting in Fortson catching 14 passes over the last two seasons. He should continue to play in a similar role this season.