Chiefs Sign RB Bishop Sankey

The Chiefs have signed running back Bishop Sankey off of the Patriots’ practice squad, as Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweetsBishop Sankey (vertical)

The signing of Sankey could be a sign that Jamaal Charles‘ knee issues are rather serious. Kansas City is also awaiting word on Spencer Ware as he goes through concussion protocol. And, just a couple of weeks ago, KC shipped Knile Davis to the Packers (he was released yesterday). That left the Chiefs with Charcandrick West as their only healthy running back, necessitating today’s move.

Sankey was once viewed as the Titans’ top running back but he was dropped before the 53-man deadline this year. Sankey, 24, appeared in all 16 games for the Titans as a rookie but amassed only 569 yards off of 152 carries. Last season, Sankey’s role was reduced even further has he had only 47 rushing attempts for 193 yards in 13 games.

The Patriots recently gave a $52,700 raise to Sankey, but that was not enough to keep him from jumping at a 53-man roster opportunity.

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