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Kansas City Chiefs release TE Anthony Fasano

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The cuts just keep on coming.

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have release tight end Anthony Fasano on Thursday.

Chalk it up as a salary cap move after Fasano was on tap to make $2.8 million next season. He finishes his two-year run in Kansas City with 48 catches for 426 yards and seven touchdowns over 26 appearances. The Chiefs will save $1.96 million with the move, per OverTheCap.com.

NFL Media's Jeff Darlington was told that Fasano, 30, hopes to continue his career. He's bound to land elsewhere after logging 109 starts over nine seasons with the Cowboys, Dolphins and Chiefs.

Fasano was a reliable option last season, but we never agreed with the veteran logging more snaps (638) than Travis Kelce (634), who emerged as a freaky play-making, pass-catching threat in Andy Reid's offense.

The Chiefs will now build their tight end group around Kelce, with Demetrius Harris and Richard Gordon getting looks alongside whatever talent is added through the draft and free agency. 

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