Chiefs cut RB Spiller again
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have again released veteran C.J. Spiller, clearing room on the roster to promote fellow running back Akeem Hunt before Sunday’s home opener against Philadelphia.
Spiller signed with the Chiefs in the offseason in an attempt to resurrect his career, which had been derailed by injuries. He looked good in training camp and the preseason but was released as part of final roster cutdowns on Sept. 2.
That move was a bookkeeping maneuver and Spiller was signed the next day. But he was released again on Sept. 7, signed once more and released a third time on Saturday.
Hunt, who isn’t related to starting running back Kareem Hunt, spent the past two seasons with the Texans.
He’s third on the depth chart behind Charcandrick West. to play against the Detroit Lions on Monday night after Saturday’s practice. Beckham has been recovering from a preseason ankle injury.
Also questionable are backup lineman D.J. Fluker (leg) and linebacker B. J. Goodson (leg). Linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion) will miss the game. Sloter from their practice squad. Backup quarterback Case Keenum would start in Pittsburgh if Bradford can’t play.
To make room on the roster, the team waived safety Antone Exum Jr. (Virginia Tech, Deep Run).
Jets: New York promoted defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas and outside linebacker Freddie Bishop from the practice squad. The team also said that linebacker Edmond Robinson has been waived/injured.