The Chiefs gained just over $2 million under the salary cap for the coming season on Monday with the release of LB Andy Studebaker.
The backup and special teams performer was in the final season of a 4-year, $5.89 million contract that he signed in 2009.
Since he was signed off the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad in November 2008, Studebaker has played in 70 games with 8 starts. Defensively, he had 51 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovered fumble. On special teams, he had 45 tackles and scored a touchdown when he recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone.
It’s hard to commit $2 million to a backup that’s not been able to advance his career in five seasons.
The Chiefs also announced the signing of LB Edgar Jones that went down more than a week ago.