Reaves has been in the league for three years but hasn't appeared in a game since his rookie campaign when he was with the Panthers. Instead, he's been a regular member of the Chiefs' practice squad the past two seasons. He looks to have an easier path to the active roster this time around though as Knile Davis is an unrestricted free agent and Jamaal Charles (knee) is coming off a season in which he required surgery on each of his knees.
Reaves was considered a candidate to snag the fourth running back spot for the Chiefs, but they were unable to move Knile Davis, who ended up taking that spot. Reaves will now serve on the practice squad but could find a job elsewhere as running backs start going down.
Knile Davis has reportedly been on the trading block and moving him could open the final roster spot for Reaves. He could still make the roster even if Davis doesn't get moved, but it's unlikely he will gain fantasy relevance either way given trio of talented backs (Jamaal Charles, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware) firmly ahead of the trailing pair on the depth chart.
Reaves is expected to play a big role Thursday with Jamaal Charles (knee), Charcandrick West (elbow), and Spencer Ware likely sidelined. Knile Davis would be the only other option in the backfield during the exhibition contest, while Reaves battles for a roster spot in a crowded backfield dealing with a couple of injuries.
Reaves saw the field before Knile Davis on Saturday against the Bears, possibly suggesting he's got a shot at making the 53-man roster.
Reaves' main contributions would still likely come on special teams but injuries to other backs on the roster could thrust him into some action on Sundays if he indeed cracks the roster.
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|