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Pro Sports Daily:
The Kansas City Chiefs have anointed Jackie Battle as their feature back moving forward.Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir made the announcement as the Chiefs prepare for a Sunday afternoon battle with the Oakland Raiders.Battle was given the edge over Dexter McCluster for the primary tailback role vacated by the season-ending injury to Jamaal Charles.Battle, 28, has 29 carries for 156 yards and four receptions for 23 yards in five games so far this season. He's still looking for his first touchdown.
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Battle takes charge Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir said Friday that the rushing duties will, for now, fall primarily to Jackie Battle, but he didn't rule out a back-by-committee approach if one rusher shows he's particularly effective.
The Chiefs have experimented with a few approaches in their backfield since Jamaal Charles‘ season-ending injury. Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster have seen plenty of work. A committee has been used. For now, that plan seems out the window because Jackie Battle will get his shot to be a lead running back. Offensive coordinator Bill…
OAKLAND As Kansas City running back Jackie Battle coasted out of bounds on a 24-yard run late in the fourth quarter Sunday, Raiders cornerback Stanford Routt gave Battle a shove that sent him careening across the sideline and toppling over a bench.
Marcio Jose Sanchez Associated Press
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe gets sandwiched by Raiders defenders Stanford Routt, bottom...