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Anthony Fasano released by Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released tight end Anthony Fasano.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have released former Miami Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano. The veteran tight end joined the Chiefs in the 2013 offseason, signing a four-year, $16 million contract, but became a salary cap casualty as he would have accounted for $4.2 million against the salary cap in 2015 and $5 million in 2016.

In his two seasons with the Chiefs, Fasano appeared in 24 games, starting 22 times, and recording 48 receptions for 426 yards with seven touchdowns. He spent the five years prior with the Dolphins, where he started 76 games, caugh 177 passes for 2,104 yards with 23 touchdowns.

Releasing Fasano provides the Chiefs with $2 million in salary cap space. If they designate him a post-June 1 cut, he will provide $3.1 million in savings on June 2.

For more on the release of Fasano, check out SB Nation's Arrowhead Pride.