Chiefs cut Anthony Fasano

Tight end Anthony Fasano was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, saving the club about $2 million against their salary cap.

The Chiefs signed Fasano, 30, to a four-year, $16 million contract in 2013. In two seasons with the Chiefs he caught 48 passes for 426 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Chiefs began to phase Fasano out of their lineup late last season in favor of the younger Travis Kelce, who proved last season he can handle the position full-time both from receiving and blocking standpoints.

Kelce led the Chiefs with 67 catches and 862 yards and tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with five.

Fasano was remarkably durable in the first seven NFL seasons he played for Dallas and Miami before he joined the Chiefs. He missed just four games during those seven years. But he missed seven games because of an ankle injury and a concussion in 2013 and was bothered much of last season with a sore knee.