The Kansas City Chiefs did some house cleaning on Tuesday when they cut three veterans and a third string tight end who was recently busted for marijuana down in Florida.
The Chiefs, through a statement on their website cut quarterback Damon Huard, linebacker Donnie Edwards, and cornerback Patrick Surtain.
Huard started 21 total games over the last three seasons, but won’t be needed after Tyler Thigpen’s development last year as a starter. It’s been awhile since Huard put up quality numbers. He did well in 2006 when he started eight of 10 games. He threw 11 TD and one INT.
Edwards came back to the Chiefs in 2007 after spending five seasons with San Diego. He recorded 35 tackles in seven games last season, missing the final six games due to a knee injury.
With Surtain and Edwards being released from their contracts, it will free up over $11 million under the Chiefs salary cap.
Michael Merritt, a rookie from the University of Central Florida, didn’t play in a game for the Chiefs last season. He was busted for possession of Marijuana following a traffic stop in Orlando just after the season.
With the money freed up, would the Chiefs consider going after wide receiver Marvin Harrison who was just released from Indy? What about Kurt Warner if he doesn’t get a deal done with the Cardinals by Friday?