Chiefs cut RB Spiller again

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - College Football -

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.

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