The Kansas City Chiefs worked out free agent running backs on Tuesday and at this point have decided to promote one of their own. ESPN's Adam Teicher reports that RB Spencer Ware has been promoted from the Chiefs practice squad to the active roster. He takes the roster spot of Jamaal Charles, whose season ended with an ACL tear last weekend.
Additionally, the Chiefs added RB Darrin Reaves to the practice squad.
Ware was with the Chiefs this offseason where he played some running back and fullback. In the 2015 preseason, Ware had 18 carries for 66 yards and seven catches for 64 yards. Ware, 5'10 and 228 pounds, can catch the ball out of the backfield which seems to be the common theme with some of the backs the Chiefs have looked at. I still expect Charcandrick West and Knile Davis to receive the bulk of the work on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Here's what Andy Reid said about Ware this week: "He's worked very hard getting himself in that position. We thought he had a good preseason and training camp. He had the opportunity to play both spots, which makes him valuable, obviously that's why we kept him. He's got good hands and is a good blocker."
Reaves joins the practice squad after spending the offseason with the Chiefs. He flashed a little bit during the preseason so I like the idea of bringing him back. He had 30 carries for 106 yards and nine catches for 47 yards this preseason.
For Sunday in Minnesota, I would guess the Chiefs depth chart would start with West then Davis and then Ware. But the Chiefs are probably going to end up losing them all in different situations.
As Teicher reports, there were other workouts going on at Arrowhead on Tuesday, including Isaiah Pead, Bryce Brown, Ben Tate and Pierre Thomas.