The Raiders worked out running back Charcandrick West, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). As previously reported, the club also worked out fellow running back Robert Turbin on Thursday, but Rapoport hears that both players will be in wait-and-see mode until after the draft.
West, 28 in June, enjoyed his most productive campaign 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 in that span. Last year, he hooked on with KC towards the end of the year, but had only two carries for -1 yard.
Oakland is in the process of revamping its backfield, as both Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin are currently in free agent limbo. Last week, the Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with Isaiah Crowell, who looks to be the favorite for early-down touches. Restricted free agent Jalen Richard — tendered at the second-round level — will likely handle passing down work, while DeAndre Washington, Chris Warren, and James Butler comprise the rest of Oakland’s running back depth chart.
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