The Chiefs have released running back C.J. Spiller for the fourth time in two months.
Spiller, 30, was signed last week, prior to the Chiefs’ 31-30 loss to Oakland. He received two touches in 12 snaps against the Raiders, gaining zero yards on two carries.
Spiller was signed as insurance after Charcandrick West, the team’s third-down running back, entered concussion protocol during a 19-13 loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 15.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that West will likely practice this week and is expected to play in their next game, a showdown against Denver on Monday Night Football on Oct. 30.
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Reid also said cornerback Steven Nelson could be activated off injured reserve in time for the Denver game. Nelson underwent core muscle surgery in September but was a full-time starter last year who could give a boost to a pass defense that was shredded for 417 yards against Oakland.