The Kansas City Chiefs have cut RB CJ Spiller which qualifies as the biggest surprise of cut down weekend for the Chiefs. The team hasn’t confirmed any cuts yet but the Star’s Terez Paylor is reporting the news. I
Pretty much everyone thought Spiller had earned a roster spot with his play in camp and preseason so we’re all surprised. We’re especially surprised that this comes after Spencer Ware’s injury. Once Ware was hurt, I thought that locked in roster spots for Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West and Spiller. Andy Reid was asked six days ago after Ware’s injury if Spiller was on the team and he said, “Right now, yeah, I would tell you today.”
The one thing I can think of is perhaps they want to sign him after Week 1 begins. If a veteran is on your roster Week 1, his salary for the year is guaranteed. With Spiller’s injury history they may not have wanted that. Maybe they try to bring him back after Week 1? That could be a stretch but it’s all I got...
The Chiefs HAVE to be looking at other backs on the market or that have been cut by other teams. They’re down to Hunt and West. Devine Redding was cut.