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Dunta Robinson released by Kansas City Chiefs

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The veteran cornerback saw decreased playing time as the season wore on, and now has been sent packing.

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have released cornerback Dunta Robinson, according to Pro Football Talk.

This is a move that many around here have expected to be coming. Robinson was brought in last offseason on a three-year, $13.7 million contract by general manager John Dorsey to compete for a starting job alongside Sean Smith. As we all know, Smith won the battle and Robinson was moved to the nickel spot before being supplanted by rookie Marcus Cooper.

With the Chiefs entering the offseason with less than $1 million in expected cap space and numerous free agents to hopefully re-sign, this move makes all the sense in the world. By cutting Robinson, Kansas City saves $3.3 million against the cap.

With the release of Robinson, the Chiefs cut the only player on the roster who obviously wasn't going to be in the fold going forward. Donnie Avery is a candidate to be given his walking papers considering the semi-emergence of Junior Hemingway and the coaches reportedly liking A.J. Jenkins' upside.

For now though, Robinson being jettisoned is the major news of the day.