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Chiefs sign speedster


by C.K. Rairden
Landmark columnist

The St. Louis to Kansas City connection completed another minor chapter on Tuesday afternoon as the Chiefs quickly signed KR/WR/RB Aveion Cason to their practice squad after his release from the Rams.

Cason is an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State that began the season as the Rams number one kickoff returner. He lost that job with a fumbled kickoff return during the week one game against the Eagles.

He had an excellent pre-season returning kicks for the Rams and won the kick return job. He returned 4 kick-offs averaging 18.3 yards per return for the Rams in game one. He was then made inactive for game two, demoted to the practice squad for game three and released on Monday after Rams head coach Mike Martz questioned his practice habits.

Cason is a running back that was quickly switched to WR in the Rams training camp. He has the track like speed that the Chiefs are craving. If he can impress in practice he is a candidate to come off the Chiefs’ practice squad and begin showing off that speed in a Chiefs’ uniform on kick returns.

The practice squad spot became available after the Atlanta Falcons signed fourth round draft pick George Layne off of the KC practice squad earlier Tuesday.

Injuries Piling Up—
The earlier whispers about FB Tony Richardson are now being stated out loud. “He’s very doubtful (for) this ball game,” Vermeil declared during Tuesday‘s press conference. Look for backup FB Jermaine Williams to be the starting fullback if Richardson can’t go.

Starting DE Duane Clemons is questionable with a sore patellar tendon.