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.
Per source Chiefs bringing in RB C.J. Anderson for physical and, if he passes, a contract https://t.co/IZkbKdC9O9— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 3, 2018
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.
The #Chiefs are bringing in free agent RB CJ Anderson and old friend Charcandrick West for visits on Monday, sources say. Expect them to sign one of them. Obvious need with Kareem Hunt being waived unceremoniously.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 3, 2018
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.