Kansas City Chiefs Release WR Mark Bradley; It's About Time!

Jordan LanningCorrespondent IDecember 24, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Mark Bradley #83 of Kansas City Chiefs tries to make a reception as Will Allen #25 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the game on December 21, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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After dropping two more balls last Sunday's loss versus the Browns, the Chiefs release Mark Bradley, according to ESPN. It is about time!

The 27-year-old Bradley caught two touchdowns for 320 yards. The Chiefs had 10 drops vs. Cleveland in the 41-34 loss Sunday. The Chiefs are now 3-11 and are starting to make moves for next season.

Bradley really has cost the Chiefs a couple of much needed touchdowns. Two weeks ago when Kansas City took on the Buffalo Bills, Mark Bradley was unable to bring in two Matt Cassel passes that would have surely resulted in touchdowns.

Mark Bradley leads the league in dropped passes with 11. Teammate Dwayne Bowe is second in the NFL with 10 drops, and he missed four games.

The unofficial record for dropped passes by a team is 52, the Chiefs have dropped 46 with two games still to play. The record was set by the 1992 Dolphins, according to STATS LLC.

Haley insisted Bradley's departure was not due solely to the passes he dropped against the Browns. He also caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Matt Cassel that tied the game 34-34 with 2:20 to go.

But, you have to think that the release had something to do with the excessive drops by Mark Bradley, who played his college ball at Oklahoma.

Bradley had an OK year last season when he was acquired during the middle of the season. He had three-touchdown-catches and 380 yards altogether.

Replacing him will be Lance Long, who has emerged as a receiver that can be counted on, at times, to make the play needed to cross the sticks.