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CHIEFS PLACE RB JACKIE BATTLE ON IR, SIGN RB SHAUN DRAUGHN

Posted Dec 31, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has placed RB Jackie Battle on injured reserve and signed RB Shaun Draughn to the 53-man roster.

Battle (6-2, 238) has played in 48 games (four starts) with Kansas City (2007-11). He has rushed 190 times for 715 yards (3.8 avg.) with four touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 76 yards (5.4 avg.). He also has 25 special teams tackles. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas in 2007 from the University of Houston.

Draughn (6-0, 205) entered the NFL as a college free agent with Washington in 2011 and spent 13 weeks on the Chiefs practice squad. He produced 451 carries for 2,070 yards (4.6 avg.) with 10 touchdowns and 50 catches for 268 yards (5.4 avg.) with a score at North Carolina. The Tarboro, N.C. native was a three-year starter at Tarboro High School where he rushed for 1,452 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior.

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