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Chiefs save nearly $5M against the cap by cutting Ron Parker

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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.

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.

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.