CJ Spiller experiment fails to work out for Chiefs

Ruben Hill
September 4, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs placed corner back Steven Nelson on injured reserve with a designation to return later in the 2017 season.

He'll be eligible to practice after six weeks.

"He had the problem through training camp, " trainer Rick Burkholder said.

Despite the Chiefs expecting Nelson to return this season, his absence is going to hurt. Phillip Gaines and Terrance Mitchell are options to start for K.C.

The team must shuffle its lineup now, with Mitchell or Gaines likely starting at right corner. Kenneth Acker and D.J. White round out the team's depth at cornerback. Spiller not only lasted the entire spring, longer than many so-called experiments, but he made his presence felt throughout the entire spring and summer.

A day after not making the initial 53-man roster, C.J.

We don't know why the Chiefs cut Spiller in the first place. "And there's likely scenario where C.J. Is on our team".

Rookie Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West are the top running backs left on the Chiefs roster. Others are tight end Orson Charles, offensive linemen Joseph Cheek and Damien Mama, wide receivers Gehrig Dieter and Marcus Kemp, running back Devine Redding, and linebacker Marcus Rush.

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