LB - FA
Anthony Hitchens, the long-time Cheifs linebacker, has been released by the team after four years with the team.
Hitchens, who only had one more year remaining on his current contract, will be a cap casualty for Kansas City. The Kansas City defense could look very different next year with Tyrann Mathieu, Jarran Reed, and Melvin Ingram among players already hitting free agency. It should be interesting to see how they navigate the cap with Mahomes' cap hit increasing soon.
The Chiefs activated LB Anthony Hitchens from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Hitchens has been sidelined since Week 16 but will be ready to go for Sunday's Divisional Round matchup against the Browns. The 28-year-old recorded 78 tackles in 14 games this season.
The Chiefs placed LB Anthony Hitchens on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Hitchens is reportedly a close contact and has yet to test positive himself. As long as he continues to test negative for the next five days then he'll be eligible to play in Week 16 against the Falcons.
Anthony Hitchens was a force on TNF, recording five solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one TFL, two sacks, two QB hits, and a forced fumble in a 30-6 win over the Broncos.
Though Hitchens (and the rest of the defense) was able to dominate an offensively inept Denver team, these were only his first two sacks on the year. In fact, Hitchens' hadn't recorded a sack since the 2016 season in which he played for the Cowboys. Consider this as more of an anomalous blip until he establishes some consistency.
Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens led the team with 12 tackles (five solo) in Sunday night’s 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
It was the second straight game with double-digits tackles for Hitchens, who is now up to 127 in 13 games this season. Kansas City will wrap up the regular season with a home game against the Raiders.
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