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Chiefs Release Veteran Defensive Player: NFL World Reacts

A picture of four Kansas City Chiefs helmets.

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 19: Helmets line the sidelines of the Kansas City Chiefs during a preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens won 31-13. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs released a veteran linebacker Anthony Hitchens.

According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefer, the Chiefs decided it was the right time to move on. The decision helps the Chiefs when it comes to the salary cap as the team cleared just over $8 million with the move.

It didn't take long for fans to start reacting to the move. Chiefs fans seem to be fine with the fact that Hitchens is gone, given how much the team needs to pay its other players.

"Big decision and it is definitely the correct one. We have two clearly superior linebackers making more than $10 million less than Hitchens and we got stuff to pay for, he had to go. Best of luck in your future, Anthony!" one fan said.

Other believe the latest move could help the team sign offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr to a big deal. "Chiefs save ~ $8.5M againt their 2022 cap with Hitchens' release. Possibly clearing Cap Space for an extension or Tag for OT Orlando Brown Jr. Hitchens is free to sign elsewhere and does not need to wait until the start of the new League Year," one fan said.

Hitchens helped the team to a Super Bowl title during the 2019 NFL season.

Now he's on the move.