After 15 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Dustin Colquitt is now a free agent. The former Tennessee punter was informed of his release this morning, saving the team around two million in cap space.
Colquitt was the first to announce the move on Instagram.
“I have enjoyed my time in Chiefs Kingdom, all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed and pleaded for them to,” Colquitt wrote on the post.
“I’ll miss walking into the building and smelling the coffee, talking to everyone,” Colquitt continued. “It took me forever to weave through some of the most loving people you’d ever hope to work with. I was a young kid when I first walked into Arrowhead. Hell, the indoor facility used to be 70 yards long. Holding this post for 15 years has been an honor that I never took for granted. Thank you KC.”
The move was confirmed by NFL reporter Tom Pelissero.
The #Chiefs have released longtime punter Dustin Colquitt, source said. After 15 seasons, Colquitt said goodbye on Instagram.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 28, 2020
Colquitt, now 37, was a third round pick of the Chiefs way back in 2005. He played at Tennessee from 2001-2004, appearing in every game during that span. Colquitt was a consensus All-American in 2003 as a junior.
Britton Colquitt, now 35 years old, signed a new contract with the Vikings during the offseason.
Kansas City will likely move on to rookie punter Tommy Townsend, who signed as an undrafted free agent this weekend. Meanwhile, Dustin will be looking for a new home this summer as NFL teams continue to hammer out their rosters.