The Kansas City Chiefs saw both Dexter McCluster and Rodney Hudson go down with injuries in Sunday’s victory over the New Orleans Saints. While the team waits to hear the severity of those injuries, it was a much less prominent player — CB Jacques Reeves — that was moved to injured reserve Tuesday.
Reeves hadn’t played in the NFL since 2009, but his strong presence in training camp helped propel him up the depth chart as final cuts got closer.
The reason Reeves missed two years of football after playing six seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans was to care for his ailing mother. Though once he got back on the field, Reeves got into the swing of things quickly.
He impressed enough to not only make the 53-man roster but also start for an injured Brandon Flowers week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. In that first game he had some tough moments in the secondary, but finished with four tackles, the most he had recorded since December of 2009 when he was with the Texans.