With the Kansas City Chiefs facing the possibility of being without wide receiver and punt returner Dexter McCluster Sunday, they brought back Chad Hall and released DT Jerrell Powe. This is Hall’s third stint with the Chiefs this season and has played in eight games.
Hall’s addition gives head coach Andy Reid and special teams coach Dave Toub a veteran to replace McCluster on punts, if necessary. Hall has returned 10 punts in his career for 107 yards.
Earlier we looked at the other options the Chiefs would have in replacing McCluster and there’s no reason to think Hall wouldn’t jump ahead of all of those candidates.
Reid had Hall in Philadelphia and made sure to grab him off waivers when the San Francisco 49ers cut him loose earlier this season. Clearly the head coach likes the little guy and we should expect to keep hearing his name, no matter how many times he’s caught in a numbers game.
Powe was a sixth-round pick of former Chiefs GM Scott Pioli in 2011 and was cut earlier this season. He made his way back to Kansas City 10 days ago and was active last Sunday in the win over the Washington Redskins.