Its official. The Kansas City Chiefs have released wide receiver Steve Breaston after just two seasons with the team.
Breaston’s release comes just hours after Adam Schefter said that the team would bring back Dwayne Bowe, possibly by franchise tag. In 2011, the Chiefs signed Breaston to a five-year, $23 million contract. He was an average receiver with the Chiefs, serving as a second target and number two option to Bowe. The Chiefs’ chances of keeping Bowe will now increase big time with the release of Breaston.
Breaston was drafted in the fifth round from Michigan by the Arizona Cardinals. He played with the Cardinals for four seasons and even helped them get to a Super Bowl in 2008. That year, he had 1,006 yards in the regular season and a 71 yard performance in the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the next season in the playoffs, he was noted for excelling against the Green Bay Packers with his seven catches, 125 yards and one touchdown.
He’s obviously not an elite wide receiver, but he is a great commodity. He comes at a low price and he has deep threat ability. His career with the Chiefs was short-lived with minor injuries and terrible quarterback performances.
The Chiefs are currently $16.1 million under the salary cap. It is also unknown what will happen to current quarterback Matt Cassel or who they will take with the No. 1 overall pick. Other receivers set to be in the open market include Greg Jennngs, Wes Welker and Mike Wallace.
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