Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Dunta Robinson (21) warms up before the start of the the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Kansas City Chiefs release Dunta Robinson

Rumors had swirled for over a month (possibly even longer) that the Kansas City Chiefs would likely cut defensive back Dunta Robinson.

Today, the hammer dropped as Kansas City released the corner.

Per Terez Paylor:

The #Chiefs announce they have released CB Dunta Robinson.

Robinson signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs prior to the 2013 season but fizzled, eventually losing his job to Marcus Cooper.

The 31-year-old Robinson played in eight games (though only two starts) and amassed 13 tackles and four pass deflections during his limited playing time.

It’s likely Robinson will find some interest in the free agent pool as there will be plenty of teams in need, though those teams may opt to convert Robinson to a safety given his declining cornerback skills.

Releasing the former South Carolina product will reportedly save the Chiefs upwards of $3 million dollars of cap space for 2014.

Given his poor play and limited action on the field, the Chiefs won’t miss his presence and are better off spending the saved money elsewhere.

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  • diehardchief

    Don’t forget Sean Smith.

    • Tyler_KC_Fan

      Sean Smith will be better next year. The Chiefs aren’t going to cut him, nor should they cut him.

      • andy

        So you know something we all don’t? The chiefs should cut him, probably won’t. But he was inconsistent at best. The skins int for a td was thrown right to him while he was out of position.

        • Tyler_KC_Fan

          So in the case of inconsistent the Chiefs should cut Bowe as well because he’s been mediocre the last two years.

          What’s the point in cutting a player at a position we are weak at and lack depth? If you’re wanting to cut Smith after one year, a proven player, who will replace him? Are you going to draft his replacement, along with another safety? Are you going to find him in FA where their is only 1 S that is proven but comes at a price that’s the Chiefs really can’t afford?

          Robinson was cut because he did absoultely terrible this year and we barely used him. Smith didn’t have that great of a year, but after 1 full year of learning the defense do you really think he’s going to do worse or better?