Chiefs release punter Colquitt after 15 seasons


Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs released Dustin Colquitt on Tuesday after the two-time Pro Bowl punter spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the franchise. 

In an Instagram post, Colquitt said: "I have enjoyed my time in Chiefs Kingdom, all things come to an end, sometimes sooner than you hoped, prayed & pleaded for them to."

The Chiefs selected Colquitt, who turns 38 years old next month, in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

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Colquitt was a Pro Bowl selection in 2012 and 2016, and he went on to become the franchise leader in punts (1,124), punting yards (50,393) and yards per punt (44.8).

He is also the Kansas City leader with 238 games played.

Colquitt’s 50,393 punting yards rank eighth all-time in NFL history.

"I was a young kid when I first walked into Arrowhead...hell, the indoor facility used to be 70 yards,” Colquitt said. “Holding this post for 15 years has been an honour that I never took for granted. Thank you KC."

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