The Chiefs are set to sign running back Charcandrick West, sources tell Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). West, of course, offers familiarity with the Chiefs’ system and should be able to hit the ground running.
West worked out for the Chiefs alongside C.J. Anderson, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards with the Broncos last year. Anderson would have represented a splashier addition, but West got the nod for his experience in Kansas City’s offense and special teams acumen, Josina Anderson of ESPN.com tweets. At the same time, Anderson had a “really good workout,” according to Rapoport, so he could be an option for the Chiefs if he’s needed.
The Chiefs turned to Spencer Ware as their replacement for Kareem Hunt, but he amassed only 47 yards on 14 carries against the lowly Raiders on Sunday. If Ware doesn’t impress in practice this week, he could quickly wind up in a timeshare with West, who was a member of the Chiefs from 2014-2017.
West, 27, enjoyed his most productive campaign came in 2015, when he managed 160 carries for 634 yards and four touchdowns. In 2016 and 2017, however, his rushing role with Kansas City declined. While he played more than 500 offensive snaps from 2016-17, West handled only 106 total carries, including just 18 last year.
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