Dexter McCluster popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury on Thursday after practicing in full on Wednesday, raising the possibility that the Chiefs would have to play without their punt returner and frequent Alex Smith target against the Raiders this weekend.
Kansas City made a move Monday to give themselves an option at receiver in the event McCluster can’t play. The team announced that they have re-signed wide receiver Chad Hall.
Hall was claimed off waivers from the 49ers in September and played in eight games with the Chiefs before getting released to make room for wide receiver Kyle Williams. Williams has subsequently landed on injured reserve with a torn ACL, opening the door for Hall’s return. Hall caught one pass in those eight games, so he’s not likely to step right into McCluster’s role. He’s also returned punts in the past, although there’s no word on whether he’d do so this weekend.
The Chiefs released defensive tackle Jerrell Powe.