Chasing the Chiefs’ 53: Justin Cox and Armon Binns

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Armon Binns showed some talent with the Dolphins. Can he do the same in Kansas City? Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Armon Binns

Chiefs fans might remember Binns from last year’s offseason.  Though he never particularly stood out in the training camp reports, Binns apparently did enough to make the Chiefs believe he was worth a spot on the Practice Squad, though he would eventually go on the injured reserve list.  Prior to coming to the Chiefs, Binns had spent time around the NFL, getting playing time with both the Bengals and Dolphins.

What does he have going for him?

Experience is going to be Binns’ best friend.  He’s been around the league and has proven that he can be a productive NFL player.  He needs to make that work in the film room, on the practice field, and with special teams coach Dave Toub.

What hurdles does he have?

Though Binns has shown some talent, he hasn’t proven himself to be a consistent or reliable option.  And with several years in the NFL already, he won’t get any benefit of the doubt in terms of development.  Binns will have to flat out prove he is better than the other guys.

What is his best chance?

Binns needs to show up on special teams and as a pass catcher.  He needs to show the coaching staff that the Chiefs are a better team with him on the field.  He doesn’t have much room for error with his Practice Squad eligibility now gone.  Coaches will expect to see him prove he is better than our other options.


Binns will likely be cut outright this year.  Despite making the Practice Squad in 2014, it’s hard to see a spot for him this year.  The Chiefs have brought in a lot of young talent at wide receiver, which makes it much more difficult for a guy to impress enough for the coaches to want to give him an extra spot.


53-man Roster – Da’Rick Rogers, Derek Sherrod

Practice Squad – DeVante Bausby

Cut List – Steven Borden