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Chiefs working out yet another running back Thursday

Could the Chiefs add another player to their loaded running back room?

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The Kansas City Chiefs will work out Grand Valley State running back Marty Carter on Thursday, according old friend Terez Paylor, now of Yahoo! Sports.

After not being selected in last week’s supplemental draft, Carter’s first workout comes with the Chiefs.

The skinny on Carter: Carter excelled at Division II Grand Valley State, especially as a sophomore during the 2016 season, when he was consensus All-American, rushing for 1,908 yards and 20 touchdowns on 256 carries. He was named the Division II offensive player of the year for 2016. In 2017, as a junior, Carter rushed 122 times for 931 yards and nine touchdowns. After being ruled ineligible to return for his senior season, Carter opted for the supplemental draft, but he was not picked.

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Why would the Chiefs bring Carter in for a workout?

I do find it somewhat curious that the Chiefs are bringing in Carter for a workout, given the fact that they already have six running backs and two fullbacks on the current roster. I doubt the Chiefs would want to take reps away from some of the backs that actually have a legitimate chance to make the team, which leads me to believe perhaps Spencer Ware and Damien Williams, who was injured during OTAs, are not quite ready to go yet. Maybe general manager Brett Veach is just intrigued by Carter, who opted not to have a pro day, leading Veach to do his own homework.

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