Chiefs Add RB Wayne Gallman To Practice Squad

The Chiefs have added some veteran depth at running back. The team announced that they’ve signed running back Wayne Gallman to the practice squad. To make room, the team released defensive tackle Cortez Broughton.

Gallman was a fourth-round pick by the Giants in 2017, and he mostly served as a backup through his first three seasons in the NFL. Thanks to an injury to Saquon Barkley, the backup ended up getting 10 starts in 2020, finishing with 796 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns. He parlayed that performance into a contract with the 49ers, but he was cut prior to the 2021 campaign. Since then, he’s spent time with the Falcons and Vikings, and he collected 125 yards in eight games between the two squads last year. He remained unsigned throughout the 2022 offseason.

Barring an injury, the 28-year-old probably won’t see a significant role in Kansas City. Clyde Edwards-Helaire leads the RB room, with the Chiefs also rostering rookie Isiah Pacheco and vets Jerick McKinnon and Ronald Jones.

Broughton was a seventh-round pick by the Chargers in 2019. He saw time in 11 games across two seasons with the organization before earning his walking papers prior to the 2021 campaign. He later caught on with the Chiefs and made one appearance last season.

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