Chiefs Release Fasano

According to the Kansas City Chiefs’ website on 2/27/2015, the team has released tight-end Anthony Fasano.

The website states:

Fasano (6-4, 255) has played in 132 games (109 starts) in nine NFL seasons with the Chiefs (2013-14), Miami Dolphins (2008-12) and Dallas Cowboys (2006-07). His career numbers include 253 receptions for 2,799 yards (11.1 avg.) with 31 touchdowns. While in Kansas City, Fasano played in 24 games (22 starts) in two seasons and tallied 48 catches for 426 yards (8.9 avg.) with seven touchdowns. He originally entered the NFL as a second-round (53rd overall) pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Notre Dame.

The release of Fasano saves the Chiefs about $2 million against their salary cap.

Tight-end Travis Kelce becomes more prominent in the Chiefs offense with Anthony Fasano’s release.  Kelce had a strong debut season for the Chiefs, leading them with 67 catches for 862 yards and tying for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with five.   All that, while playing only about 2/3’s of the season’s offensive plays.