Usually when you picking at number 1 in the draft it means many veteran players will be let go prior to the start of free agency and the Chiefs began to get to work today to fix the mistakes of the past.
TE Kevin Boss was released from his three year contract after completing just one season for Kansas City. Boss was injured most of the season and did not factor into future plans. Boss will carry a dead money charge slightly over $1.16 million but saved the team $1.948 million in cap room.
WR Steve Breaston lasted all of two years with the club before getting released. Breaston, who was never a factor in the passing game, received a $5 million dollar sighing bonus in 2011 and will carry a $3 million dollar dead cap charge in 2013 for the Chiefs. The Chiefs saved $2 million in cap room by releasing him
Kansas City should be around $15 million in cap room based on a $121.1 million dollar cap. Next on their cutting list should be first round bust Tyson Jackson. Releasing Jackson would save the team $14.97 million in both cash and cap.
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