Per Josh Lonney on Twitter:
Chiefs will be announcing the release of WR Devard Darling and RB Dantrell Savage this morning
The Chiefs look to be clearing some roster space before the start of free agency and Darling and Savage are apparently not a part of the plan moving forward.
Savage was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He showed show talent but never really got an extended opportunity to prove himself. I have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of Savage and I wish him the best.
Darling tore his ACL in the preseason, which was unfortunate for him as it looked like he was going to get a legitimate shot to be one of the Chiefs top two receivers.
This move will give both Darling and Savage a chance to find other homes. It also may be a of clue as to positions the Chiefs may look to fill when free agency begins on Friday. I for one, think they are going to take a run at Darren Sproles. The release of Savage, a smaller, quicker back similar to Jamaal Charles, makes me think they might be planning to bring Sproles in to replace him.
For now, the Chiefs have kept Jackie Battle, their biggest back on the roster. If they bring in another HB, I think it might be someone smaller, like Sproles, who can handle 3rd down back duties as well as kick off and punt returns. Stay tuned!