The Chiefs have activated running back Kolby Smith from the Physically-Unable-to-Perform List and released wide receiver Bobby Engram to make room on the roster.
Smith has played in 23 games for Kansas City, rushing 147 times for 507 yards and 3 touchdowns. He has also caught 32 passes for 200 yards. He spent the final 8 games of last season on injured reserve and the first 7 games of this year on the PUP list.
Engram was signed in the offseason and appeared in five games for the Chiefs this season. He caught 5 passes for 61 yards.
Neither of these moves were much of a surprise.
By all accounts, Smith’s knee is finally healthy and there’s certainly no doubt about his body. While he’s been rehabbing he has been conditioning like a mad man and looks like one of the most chiseled players in the league. Hard to argue with KCChiefs.com’s Josh Looney that has deemed Smith’s look as “Body by Haley”.
Engram was simply lost in the revolving door that is the Chiefs wide receivers. When he was first signed I thought he would have a great season playing opposite Dwayne Bowe but he never established himself and Haley started looking for other veteran options at WR. Things started to really look bad for Engram the last couple of weeks when he was a healthy inactive and then the claiming of Chris Chambers off of waiver this week all but sealed Engram’s fate.