Johnnie Morton’s time in Kansas City is officially over. The team, as expected, terminated his contract Thursday afternoon after three seasons as a Chief. Morton played in 43 games and caught 134 passes for 1,932 yards and eight touchdowns.
His best season was in 2004, when he caught 55 passes for 795 yards and three TD’s.
The move gives the Chiefs more money to work with over the rest of the off-season. Not only will they not have to pay him his 2005 salary, which was over $3 million, the team will get to count an extra $2.4 million off their salary cap number.
The end of Morton’s tenure at Arrowhead Stadium was foreshadowed when he was told not to attend the team’s off-season workouts two weeks ago unless he was interested in restructuring his contract.