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Kansas City Chiefs Release CB Dunta Robinson

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Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images.
Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images.

The Kansas City Chiefs have released veteran CB Dunta Robinson, according to Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

Robinson signed a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Chiefs when he joined them last year, but he didn’t even make it to the second year of the deal. He was set to count $5.35 million against the cap in 2014 and $5.7 million in 2015. By releasing him, Kansas City saves over $3 million against their cap.

This was the easiest decision that the Chiefs had to make this offseason, as Robinson’s one season in Kansas City was a disaster. He only recorded 13 tackles, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery in eight games. He wasn’t used much, but when he did get snaps, he usually ended up getting burned by the receiver he was covering.

He was eventually demoted behind rookie Marcus Cooper, who was picked up off the waiver wire from the San Francisco 49ers.

The last memory Chiefs fans will have of Robinson is him getting abused by Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton in the opening round of the playoffs. He was largely responsible for allowing Hilton to go off for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 13 receptions, sparking the Colts improbable comeback victory.