The Kansas City Chiefs have released cornerback Dunta Robinson, according to a tweet from Terez A. Paylor.
The #Chiefs announce they have released CB Dunta Robinson.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 7, 2014
According to Paylor, the move will save the Chiefs $3 million in cap space for the 2014 season. Over the Cap says the exact number is $3,112,500.
No surprise there. Robinson was benched and had a cap number of $5.3 million this year and $5.7 million next year. Save about $3 mil in ‘14 — Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 7, 2014
Robinson, 31, was a disappointment this season after being signed to a three-year deal last off-season. He appeared in just nine games, starting two, and recorded four passes defended, 14 tackles, and a fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus graded his performance for the season as -5.3 with a -4 grade in coverage. In the playoff game against Indianapolis, PFF graded his performance for the game as -3.6 with a -3.7 coverage grade.
With numbers like that it makes sense why the Chiefs would let him go. The extra $3 million in cap space will be useful to have, too. That said, it appears Robinson was a pretty good guy and will be missed in the locker room.
I know you guys don’t care but Dunta was a good dude who understood we had a job to do, criticism him and all. I wish him the best. — Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) February 7, 2014
Kansas City is now estimated to have $3.6 million in cap space.
By releasing Dunta Robinson, Chiefs save $4.3M in cash, $3.3M in cap space. Team had less than $300k in 2014 cap space entering Friday
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) February 7, 2014
With Robinson gone, Kansas City now has three listed cornerbacks on the roster: Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith, and Marcus Cooper. Safe to say the Chiefs will be adding another corner at some point this offseason.
It’s been along standing tradition here at AA to show a video for a song anytime a major player or coach moves on from the Chiefs. Dunta is no different. So Dunta Robinson, this is for you!