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Transactions: Chiefs promote Hunt, cut Spiller again

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  • By Jeremy Bergman NFL.com
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The Kansas City Chiefs are going Hunting, while C.J. Spiller goes fishing.

The Chiefs promoted former Houston Texans running back Akeem Hunt to the active roster ahead of Sunday's clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.

In a corresponding move, K.C. released Spiller for the third time in two weeks.

Not to be confused with his new teammate, Kareem Hunt, Akeem Hunt is a third-year back with 37 career carries for 205 yards. The elder Hunt has been utilized as a pass-catcher out of the backfield while with the Texans.

Here are the other roster moves we're monitoring before kickoff on Sunday:

1. The Baltimore Ravens signed former Seahawks running back Alex Collins and waived former Bears running back Jeremy Langford. Baltimore also have placed cornerback Sheldon Price on injured reserve, replacing him with cornerback Tony McRae from the practice squad.

2. The Texans are reportedly signing former Chiefs and Ravens offensive lineman Jah Reid, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

3. The Los Angeles Rams officially added defensive tackle Aaron Donald to the active roster. Rams coach Sean McVay told reporters Friday that Donald will get the start on Sunday against the Redskins, a week after he reported to the club following his holdout.

Los Angeles also signed cornerback Keven Peterson to the active roster and waived offensive lineman Aaron Neary.

4. The Cleveland Browns promoted wide receiver Rashard Higgins to the active roster and waived defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes. Higgins has six career catches for 77 yards.

5. The Indianapolis Colts elevated linebacker Darnell Sankey to the 53-man roster and waived wide receiver Matt Hazel.

6. The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Kyle Sloter to the active roster and waived safety Antone Exum Jr. Sloter played with the Denver Broncos in the preseason. Starting quarterback Sam Bradford is listed as questionable with a knee injury but is set to play against the Steelers on Sunday.

7. The New York Jets signed defensive linemen Lawrence Thomas and linebacker Freddie Bishop from the practice squad and waived/injured linebacker Edmond Robinson.

8. The San Francisco 49ers announced that they have promoted cornerback Asa Jackson to the active roster from the team's practice squad and waived cornerback Keith Reaser.

9. The Patriots have released offensive lineman Willie Beavers from the practice squad.

10. The Denver Broncos have added nose tackle Kyle Peko to the active roster and waived defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett.

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