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Reports: C.J. Anderson or Charcandrick West could be signed by the Chiefs

The Chiefs are apparently planning to meet with two veteran running backs on Monday

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A report on Sunday evening from ProFootballTalk says the Kansas City Chiefs are considering signing former Denver Broncos (and Carolina Panthers) running back C.J. Anderson — if he can pass a physical.

Anderson, 27, played for the Broncos for five seasons, and gained more than 1000 yards in Denver just last year. But he was cut by the Broncos in April, and signed by the Panthers in May. He saw little action in Carolina — starting just one game — and was cut three weeks ago.

Also on Sunday night, Ian Rapoport reported that Charcandrick West will be visiting with the team on Monday, too.

West, 27, played for the Chiefs for four seasons. His release from the team before the end of training camp was seen as a way to make room for new, younger running backs like Damien Williams and Daryl Williams, and to squeeze out some salary cap room; Spencer Ware had restructured his contract to a more team-friendly deal, which gave him a leg up to remain on the roster. The New York Jets signed West after his release from Kansas City, but West didn’t make it through the Jets’ final cutdown.

With the release of former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt on Friday, it makes sense for the Chiefs to have another option at running back — especially a veteran player. Either Anderson or West could be a good addition to the roster for the stretch run of the season.

We’ll keep you posted.

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