Chiefs release Justin Houston, free up $14 million in cap space

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March 11, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston celebrates after he sacked Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the third quarter during an AFC Divisional game on Jan. 12, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Houston, who was drafted by the organization in 2011, has been released. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

The Chiefs are moving on from veteran linebacker Justin Houston.

Houston, who was drafted by the organization in 2011, has been released, a source told The Star on Sunday.

By parting ways with Houston, the Chiefs will save $14 million in cap space, while still carrying $7.1 million in dead money.

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