Chiefs to release Ron Parker

  • Chiefs to release Ron Parker

Chiefs to release Ron Parker

The team made his release official Monday.

Hali, a first-round pick out of Penn State, was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and ends his time in Kansas City second on the team's all-time sack list behind only Derrick Thomas (89.5). This move saves K.C. ~$4.9 million in cap space in 2018, and the Chiefs will owe Parker $2 million in dead money.

When the Seahawks released him shortly before the 2013 National Football League season was set to begin, John Dorsey grabbed Parker off of waivers and quickly put him to use in the team's secondary. However, he was released by the Seahawks before the 2011-12 campaign began and landed with the Oakland Raiders. It would be a move that paid dividends for the next half-decade as Parker established himself as a versatile contributor who could play inside as nickel corner or slotted next to Eric Berry at safety.

Last season, he started all 16 regular-season games and registered 67 total tackles, two interceptions and a pair of fumble recoveries. But after a 2016 season in which he recorded 34 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks, he recorded only a single tackle in five games last season.