According to OverTheCap.com, the Chiefs currently have just $117,048 in available cap space, so they clearly needed to free up some money.
Duvernay-Tardif, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his rookie contract when he agreed to a six-year, $41.94 million extension that included $14 million guaranteed.
Duvernay-Tardif was set to make a base salary of $6.203 million and $6,700,000 over the next two seasons.
In 2019, Duvernay-Tardif appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 47 overall guard out of 81 qualifying players.