Chiefs Release Patrick Surtain; Donnie Edwards Next?

610x_medium

via cache.daylife.com

According to the NFL Network's Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran cornerback Patrick Surtain.

Surtain had $7 million due to him in 2009 so it's no surprise that the new regime has decided to part ways with him.  The move will free up $6.184 million in salary cap room.

The Chiefs acquired Surtain from the Miami Dolphins prior to the 2005 season in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick.

Schefter also speculates that veteran linebacker Donnie Edwards could be the next cap casualty.

Surtain, 32, isn’t expected to be the last Chiefs player released before Friday. Veteran LB Donnie Edwards also could be in jeopardy, as he is scheduled to make $5 million in base salary. If he is released, it would free up another $4.5 million in salary-cap savings.

The Chiefs were already sitting pretty in regards to salary cap room for the looming free agency period. If we do cut Edwards, that will free up over $10 million MORE in salary cap.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Join Arrowhead Pride

You must be a member of Arrowhead Pride to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arrowhead Pride. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker