The Chiefs have once again released running back C.J. Spiller, sources told The Star on Saturday.
The move creates room on the 53-man roster for running back Akeem Hunt, who the Chiefs like as a multi-phase special teamer. Hunt was signed to the Chiefs’ practice squad before their season opener against New England.
Spiller, 29, was released at the 53-man roster deadline to create a spot for cornerback Steven Nelson. He was quickly re-signed and released again on the day of the Chiefs’ season opener so the club wouldn’t have to guarantee his contract for 2017.
Spiller, however, was re-signed again the next day. But with the team looking to get more special teams production out of the No. 3 running back, he was released again.
Spiller knows the offense and had a nice preseason. If something were to happen to one of their top three backs — Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West and Akeem Hunt — a fourth tour of duty with the Chiefs would not be out of the question, provided he isn’t picked up elsewhere.