Chiefs have released LB Anthony Hitchens.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 22, 2022
After trading away Alex Smith and naming Mahomes the starter in the 2018 offseason, the Chiefs were flush with cash and Veach was ready to spend. One of the big signings was linebacker Anthony Hitchens whose rookie deal with the Cowboys had run out.
Hitchens was the best linebacker on the team for a couple years until Willie Gay and Nick Bolton got regular playing time, although that said more about the quality of the other linebackers than anything. With Hitchens’ mediocre performance being outshined by the two young guys, his services were no longer required.
According to Over The Cap, this move will save the Chiefs $8.4 million against the cap.