Darling of course tore his ACL in the offseason and never participated in the Todd Haley offense during the 2009 regular season. In a statement after the ACL tear he said, "I am confident I will be able to return next season with the same speed and explosiveness you have seen from me in the past
Doesn't look like it. He had at least several million dollars remaining on his contract and was originally signed during the Herm Edwards era on March 11th, 2008.
Darling, 27, was originally drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft.
Savage was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He lasted two seasons and a regime change, which is pretty good for a UDFA.
Both players will hit now hit free agency. And kudos to the Chiefs for making these moves now in order to give both players a shot at finding a new team.