The Kansas City Chiefs gained nearly $5 million in salary cap space with the release of veteran S Ron Parker. It was reported earlier this offseason the Chiefs would cut him and now they have officially announced the move.
We have released safety Ron Parker. pic.twitter.com/mmc2rsam1G— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 12, 2018
Why was Parker cut? The Chiefs are getting younger and at age 30 he didn’t fit anymore. The Chiefs already spend a ton of money at safety with Eric Berry’s big contract so the Chiefs had to trim someplace. They will need someone to replace him and I can see a cheaper option coming in free agency.
I Would like to thank the Hunt Family and the @kcchiefs for my time in Kansas City. It was great playing in front of the fans in Arrowhead and with some of the best teammates in the @NFL. Now it's time for me to move on. I look forward to this new journey and chapter #Ghost38 pic.twitter.com/D6AE3wFwWU— Ron Parker (@ghost_0836) March 12, 2018
Parker was one of the famed waiver wire signings in 2013. He is one of the stars of the bunch going from getting cut multiple times to making the Chiefs roster to earning a five-year contract extension. He had a great run in Kansas City. The Chiefs certainly got a return on their investment.