The Chiefs released Golden on Wednesday at his request, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The veteran safety believes he didn't receive a fair shake from the coaching staff, so he will give it another go elsewhere and expects to find a new team in the near future.
Golden signed a contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday.
Golden was cut by the Steelers in mid-March after serving as a special teams player and depth defensive back in 2017. The 27-year-old would likely serve Kansas City similarly if he earns a spot on the 53-man roster.
Golden was released by the Steelers on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
Golden spent the past six seasons with the Steelers but was never been much of an IDP prospect -- especially after reverting to more of a special-teams player in 2017. His best year came in 2014 when he racked up 40 tackles and four pass breakups in 16 games. While the 28-year-old still has something left in the tank at this stage in his career, he's unlikely to land somewhere with a role that could propel him to fantasy relevance.
Golden, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 19 tackles (13 solo) an interception, and five yards on one kick return, playing in all 16 games.
In what was otherwise a pedestrian effort for Golden, the play that likely makes the season highlight film came in Week 7 against the Bengals when he completed his only pass attempt for 44 yards to Darrius Heyward-Bey on a fake punt. It was his second pass completion in as many attempts in his six-year career, and his first since 2014.
Golden (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday.
Golden sat out the Steelers' past two games due to his ankle injury but appears to be recovered now, and likely will be able to return for the divisional-round game against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Golden was inactive in the Steelers' 30-12 playoff win against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Golden, who missed some time due to hamstring and ankle injuries, finished the season with 34 tackles (20 solo) and a fumble recovery.
Golden (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game against the Dolphins.
Golden will miss his second consecutive contest due to an ankle issue. Jordan Dangerfield figures to get the start at strong safety.
Golden (ankle) will not play in the Steelers' season finale Sunday versus the Browns.
Golden injured his ankle last week versus the Browns. Look for Jordan Dangerfield to slide into the starting lineup for the Steelers' season finale.
Golden (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday.
Golden suffered an ankle injury during Week 16 versus the Ravens, and the issue remains bothersome and may keep him out of the regular season finale with the Steelers' playoff spot already secure. If he's ultimately sidelined, expect Jordan Dangerfield to draw the start at strong safety.
Golden may be limited this week due to an ankle injury, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.
Golden injured his ankle in Sunday's game against Baltimore and his availability for Week 17 is now in question. He'll likely miss some time during the week and, with Pittsburgh already locking up a division title, may be rested in order to be ready for the playoffs. Jordan Dangerfield and Sean Davis will likely see some added time if Golden is sidelined come Sunday.
Golden (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Golden went down in Week 3 and hasn't played since. However, his restraint-free practice session on Wednesday suggests he'll likely be able to return in the near future.
Golden (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Golden has been tending to a hamstring injury suffered in Week 3. Until his return, Shamarko Thomas will start at strong safety.
Golden (hamstring) is out for Sunday's matchup against Kansas City.
Golden was optimistic that he'd be able to play after tweaking his hamstring against Philadelphia last week but he'll need at least another week before returning. Look for Shamarko Thomas to pick up the start in his absence.
Golden (hamstring) said the injury he suffered Week 3 against the Eagles is just a tweak and he could be ready to return for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.
Golden figures to miss some practice time with what is believed to be a minor hamstring issue, but he remains optimistic regarding his status for Week 4. If he's unable to play, however, Shamarko Thomas would be next in line to start at strong safety.
Golden exited the Steelers' Week 3 game against the Eagles with a hamstring injury and did not return.
He tallied a pair of tackles before leaving. However, it's unclear if he'll be ready for Week 4 at this point in time.
Golden recorded nine tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery in the Steelers' 24-16 win over the Bengals Sunday.
The nine tackles were the most Golden has had in a game in his five-year career, and his 15 tackles through two games has him on pace to shatter his career best season total of 40 tackles set last year.
Golden has signed a three-year contract to remain with the Steelers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Golden is coming off the best season of his four-year career, as he posted 40 tackles and an interception while starting three games at strong safety in 2015. The former undrafted free agent was also selected as Pittsburgh's special teams captain last season, evidencing his increasing importance to the Steelers going forward.
Golden had one tackle in Pittsburgh's loss to Denver on Sunday.
Golden finished the season with 40 tackles (30 solo) and an interception. Golden had the best season of his four-year career, recording more tackles than his previous three seasons combined (32), while getting his first career interception. He is one of several unrestricted free agents for which Pittsburgh will have to make a decision during the off season.
Golden had eight tackles (four solo) in Pittsburgh's loss to Baltimore on Sunday.
Golden has enjoyed a significant increase in playing time this season, being on the field for nearly 37 percent of all defensive snaps after not playing even 5 percent of the Steelers' defensive snaps in any of his previous three seasons. The eight tackles matched a single-game high for Golden.
Golden totaled two tackles (one solo) and an interception in Pittsburgh's 33-20 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
The third interception of the game for the Steelers came deep in Bengals territory, leading to DeAngelo Williams' second one-yard touchdown run, giving Pittsburgh a franchise record fifth consecutive game scoring 30 or more points.