After placing Charles Sims on the injured reserve earlier this week, the Buccaneers are searching for some help at running back. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that the team will be working out free agent running back Terrance West today.
West was initially signed by the Saints back in June after Mark Ingram was hit with a four-game suspension, but he was cut loose by the organization earlier this week. The 27-year-old appeared in only five games (four starts) with the Ravens last year, compiling 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 39 carries. He was significantly more productive with Baltimore in 2016, finishing with 1,010 yards on offense and six touchdowns.
The Buccaneers have Peyton Barber, rookie Ronald Jones, and Jacquizz Rodgers effectively locked in for the 53-man roster. If the team brings in West, he’ll presumably be competing for the fourth spot on the Bucs’ depth chart, competing with a grouping that includes Dare Ogunbowale and Shaun Wilson.
Sims suffered a knee injury earlier this preseason, leading to his placement on the IR. The running back appeared in all 16 games last season, totaling just 21 rushing attempts for 95 yards. He added another 35 catches for 249 yards and one score.
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