Chiefs are planning to sign RB Elijah McGuire to the practice squad, per sources. Bolsters depth in wake of Clyde Edwards-Helaire injury.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) December 22, 2020
McGuire spent time on Chiefs' PS in 2019 and offseason roster in 2020, so he knows scheme. Recently spent time with the Cowboys, Dolphins.
McGuire, 26, first entered the league as a sixth-round pick made by the New York Jets in the 2017 NFL Draft. After not making the Jets ahead of the 2019 season, the 5-foot-10, 214-pound back bounced around the league, including a stop with the 2019 Chiefs, who signed him to their practice squad in mid-November.
The move to sign McGuire to the practice squad comes in the wake of an injury to starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the Chiefs’ game against the New Orleans Saints. Edwards-Helaire is reportedly recovering from a high-ankle sprain and hip strain, and he may not be available until the playoffs.
In his career, McGuire has 180 carries for 591 yards and four rushing touchdowns, as well as 36 receptions for 370 yards and two receiving touchdowns — but he has not registered a regular-season snap since 2018.
He provides the Chiefs some emergency roster depth behind Le’Veon Bell, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson.