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Chiefs sign former Cowboys running back to practice squad

Mike Weber joins the Chiefs after Ryan Hunter was called up to the 53-man roster.

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The Kansas City Chiefs had a roster spot on their practice squad open after sending safety Juan Thornhill to injured reserve and calling offensive lineman Ryan Hunter up to the active roster. On Wednesday, we found out that the spot went to running back Mike Weber, as first spotted on the practice field by friend-of-the-site Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest.

Weber, 22, is a 5-foot-10, 210-pound Ohio State product who first entered the league as a seventh-round 2019 NFL Draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys.

As a redshirt, Weber won Big Ten Freshman of the Year and made second-team all-conference for the Buckeyes in 2016, rushing for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns on 182 carries (6.0 yards per carry). In his sophomore season, a hamstring injury limited him to 81 fewer carries but he still maintained 6.2 yards per carry (626 yards) and registered 10 receptions for 84 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In 2018, Weber played in 13 games and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors as he ran the ball for 954 yards and five touchdowns on 172 carries. He also added 21 catches for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Weber spent the 2019 season on Dallas’ practice squad and was released by the club on Monday. The Chiefs picked him on Wednesday. With Weber and Elijah McGuire, the Chiefs now have two running backs on their practice squad.


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