Chiefs release P Dustin Colquitt

The Chiefs released longtime punter Dustin Colquitt early Tuesday morning.

Colquitt posted an emotional farewell on his Instagram page, and originally some thought he was retiring from football. Colquitt, however, confirmed via Twitter that it was not his decision to leave KC.

Colquitt was a third-round pick by the Chiefs in 2005 and holds the team record for most appearances with 250, as well as punting yards with 50,393.

Colquitt was the final player on the roster that was on the team before Andy Reid became head coach in 2013. Out of all the Chiefs on the 2019 team, he no doubt deserved the championship the most, being with the team through the highs and lows over the last 15 seasons.

With the release, the Chiefs save $2 million in cap space.

In terms of a replacement, the Chiefs have both Tyler Newsome and recently signed UDFA Tommy Townsend.