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Anthony Fasano released by Chiefs and becomes a free agent

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The Anthony Fasano era is over in Kansas City. According to a report from NFL Network's Jeff Darlington, the Chiefs will be releasing Fasano later today. (Update: The Chiefs have now confirmed.)

This was a move that some had wondered about given Travis Kelce's emergence. I wondered if they might hang onto Fasano until training camp to give themselves more time to make a decision. Fasano's ride in KC ends two years into his four-year contract.

What this means is more validation for Travis Kelce, who now becomes the clear No. 1 tight end with Demetrius Harris on the roster behind him. Kelce slowly took over the No. 1 tight end job and by the second half of the 2014 season he was playing more than Fasano.

Meanwhile, the cap details:

Fasano had 25 catches and four touchdowns last season. So four more than the Chiefs receivers.