The Chiefs released running back Darrin Reaves on Monday, according to the NFL’s transaction wire.
The club reached an injury settlement with Reaves, who underwent offseason surgery to repair a sports hernia.
Reaves, 24, was impressive last preseason, rushing 39 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns. The 5-foot-10, 215-pounder was released before the season opener, only to be signed to the practice squad.
He looked like a prime candidate to be called up from the practice squad after Jamaal Charles landed on injured reserve in early November, but Reavestweaked his groin and never got the call.
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Reaves instead was signed to a reserve-future contract in late January, but three months later, he’s now set to be a free agent again, leaving Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, third-round rookie Kareem Hunt, veteran C.J. Spiller and recently-claimed first-year runner Kelvin Taylor as the only running backs on the Chiefs’ roster.