By David Knox, Sports Editor
CLAY – Former Clay-Chalkville running back Darrin Reaves led the Kansas City Chiefs in rushing during the NFL team’s preseason, but it wasn’t quite enough to crack the team’s 53-man roster.
It appeared to some NFL experts that Reaves might grab the Chiefs’ fourth running back spot after racking up 144 yards rushing and scoring two touchdowns. But KC couldn’t trade away Knile Davis, a player whose salary and lack of consistent production made him expendable. Davis’ biggest point in his favor is that he is a decent kick returner. The possibility exists that the Chiefs still might trade him.
The best news for the ex-Cougar and UAB star is that the Chiefs brought him back Sunday after he cleared waivers and placed him on the team’s 10-man practice roster.
Reaves was also one of the Chiefs’ very final cuts in 2015 and spent the year on the practice squad.
Ahead of Reaves on the depth chart, as of Tuesday before the first week of NFL games, are Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware and Davis. The Chiefs also carry a true fullback, Anthony Sherman.