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Chiefs announce release of linebacker Demorrio Williams

Demorrio Williams AP

The Chiefs on Tuesday announced the release of linebacker Demorrio Williams. Per Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, the move saves $1.7 million in salary cap space.

Signed to a five-year, $16 million contract in March of 2008, Williams wound up starting only 22 games in Kansas City and fell out of the team’s linebacker rotation last year.

Turning 32 before the season, Williams will be greeted by a tepid market in unrestricted free agency.

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11 Responses to “Chiefs announce release of linebacker Demorrio Williams”
  1. duanethomas says: Mar 6, 2012 2:59 PM

    Tepid Market? He needs to hire Drew Rosenhaus as his agent and there will be a market for him.

  2. gooboy6 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:07 PM

    The guy played hard

  3. wetpaperbag3 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:09 PM

    Why put up the issue of saving cap space when you also state that he’ll be turning 32? The age factor is weighed much heavier than his minuscule cap number when the Chiefs already have 5 TRILLION dollars of cap space.

  4. RockChalkMike says: Mar 6, 2012 3:10 PM

    I was under the impression this happened at least a year ago.

  5. uberniner says: Mar 6, 2012 3:31 PM

    Are they thinking about Manning…?

  6. broncobeta says: Mar 6, 2012 3:34 PM

    How many announcers have called this guy Mario Williams?

    I hear it all the time.

  7. merrimanku says: Mar 6, 2012 3:34 PM

    Clearing space for Carr and Manning?

  8. kane337 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:51 PM

    Former Falcon.

  9. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 6, 2012 3:53 PM

    Chiefs going after Manning.
    Win AFC West
    Get to AFC Championship game.

    Then………..????????????

  10. EJ says: Mar 6, 2012 4:02 PM

    The Redskins will pick him up.

  11. dolphins4 says: Mar 6, 2012 5:10 PM

    He looks like a future Eagle.

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