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Chiefs sign running back who tried out at rookie minicamp

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James Madison’s Marcus Marshall has signed with the Chiefs, per himself.

NCAA Football: DI Football Championship Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed at least one of their 40 tryout players from this past weekend’s rookie minicamp, according to the player himself.

Marcus Marshall is a 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back who played college football at James Madison University. In two years and 24 games at JMU, Marshall had 221 carries for 1,296 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also added 22 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.

Marshall, 22, transferred to JMU after spending two seasons at Georgia Tech, where he led the Yellow Jackets in rushing during both seasons. He is from Raleigh, North Carolina.

“Lost for words,” Marshall said on his Instagram account. “Childhood dream turned reality...I’m just ready to get to work.”

Here are some highlights of Marshall:

For the second offseason in a row, the Chiefs are making sure their running back room is highly competitive ahead of training camp. Marshall joins presumed starter Damien Williams, as well as Carlos Hyde, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson and James Williams in the room.

The Chiefs will need to make a corresponding move with the addition of Marshall to the roster. Here is a look at the 90-man roster as it stood earlier Monday afternoon right after the conclusion of rookie camp.