C.J. Spiller
RB FA
2 months ago

The Chiefs released Spiller on Monday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

During his fourth dalliance with the Chiefs in 2017, Spiller produced no yards on two carries and didn't haul in either of his two targets Thursday at Oakland. His release implies Charcandrick West has progressed enough in the concussion protocol to revitalize the team's running back depth. As a result, Spiller will remain on speed dial in the event of another injury in Kansas City's backfield.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
2 months ago

Spiller carried twice for no yards and failed to haul in either of his two targets Thursday against the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Spiller signed with the Chiefs this week with Charcandrick West (concussion) unavailable for the contest. It's unlikely he will receive many snaps with Kareem Hunt solidified in the lead back role, but he could see occasional snaps if West remains sidelined.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
2 months ago

The Chiefs are re-signing Spiller, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spiller will sign with Kansas City for the fourth time in less than eight months, with the latest transaction presumably motivated by Charcandrick West's concussion. The Chiefs could deploy Spiller as a passing-down complement to Kareem Hunt in Thursday's game against the Raiders, assuming West isn't ready to play. The role likely would be temporary and doesn't seem to be of much interest for fantasy purposes. It's also possible the Chiefs simply allow Hunt to dominate snaps, given that he's proven to be more than competent as a pass-catching threat.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
3 months ago1 Comment

Spiller was once again released by the Chiefs on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs cut Spiller in advance of Week 1 in order to avoid owing the veteran back a guaranteed contract for the 2017 season. However, they subsequently picked him back up. After Kareem Hunt's stellar debut with the club, the Chiefs have opted to promote fellow running back Akeem Hunt to the roster in favor of Spiller due to his contribution on special teams. The 30-year-old will now look for a new opportunity.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
3 months ago

The Chiefs have re-signed Spiller, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs dropped Spiller in advanced of Week 1, but that move was made by the team in order to avoid owing the veteran back a guaranteed contract for the 2017 season. He'll now re-join the backup RB mix, along with Charcandrick West, behind rookie starter Kareem Hunt, who starred in Thursday's season opener.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
3 months ago

The Chiefs have released Spiller in advance of Thursday night's game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

The Chiefs' Week 1 backfield with thus be headed by rookie Kareem Hunt, with Charcandrick West also in the mix to work in a complementary role, while fullback Anthony Sherman is also on hand.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
3 months ago

The Chiefs have re-signed Spiller, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spiller was temporarily let go by the Chiefs, but whether they had eyes on another running back move, or Saturday's transaction was procedural, Spiller is back in the fold to provide backfield depth and experience behind Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
3 months ago

Spiller was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is one of the more surprising transactions on cutdown day, as the Chiefs are thin at running back after losing Spencer Ware (knee) for the season. The team may end up bring Spiller back after Week 1 -- a common move used with veterans to avoid guaranteeing a portion of their contracts. It's also possible the Chiefs simply prefer to comb the waiver wire or free agency for other options for the No. 3 running back role. Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West are the only tailbacks on the current roster.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
4 months ago

Spiller is expected to see rotational reps during the regular season following Spencer Ware's knee injury, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Spiller's roster spot seemed in question with four running backs to fill three spots on the roster, but Ware's injury opens the door for a slight role on Sundays. Spiller has proven himself still a capable option out of the backfield, but he's only expected to fight for scraps with Charcandrick West, while Kareem Hunt should receive the largest increase in workload.

C.J. Spiller
RB FA
4 months ago

Spiller rushed for 10 yard and caught a three-yard pass in Friday's preseason loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Spiller's numbers don't jump out, but Spencer Ware crumpling onto the field and being carted out does. The veteran Spiller has never really found a niche after being an outstanding special teams and space player at Clemson. If there's ever a system that can utilize his skills, it's Kansas City's. Even if Ware misses time, Spiller still faces competition from Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West - so it's too early to get too excited. At the same time, Spiller has averaged 4.2 yards per carry this preseason, or better than any season he's had since 2014.