UPDATE: Wednesday, April 15 at 10:02 a.m. Arrowhead Time
Washington to the Chiefs is now official, per the team’s official Twitter account.
Report: Chiefs agree to one-year deal with running back DeAndre Washington
(Originally posted: April 8, 2020)
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with running back DeAndre Washington, per friend-of-the-site Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports.
The Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with RB DeAndre Washington, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 8, 2020
Washington, 27, entered the league as a fifth-round pick for the Oakland Raiders in 2016. The 5-foot-8, 210-pound running back played four seasons for Oakland before coming to Kansas City.
Washington’s first career start came against the Chiefs back in 2016 in a 26-10 loss to Kansas City. It was the first of only five starts for Washington in his career. Three of those starts came last season with starting running back Josh Jacobs dealing with injuries. His combined stats in those contests were 54 carries for 214 yards (3.96 yards per carry) and two touchdowns and 16 catches for 119 yards.
Washington played four seasons at Texas Tech, including two seasons (2014-15) with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Washington ran for 1,492 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015 — his final season at Texas Tech — as Mahomes threw for 4,653 and 36 touchdowns, including two to Washington. Mahomes would stay another year at Texas Tech before being selected by the Chiefs in the 2017 NFL Draft.
DeAndre Washington, 27, was teammates with Patrick Mahomes the last time he was an impactful running back (2015 at Texas Tech). 1,877 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns. Here is about a minute of some Mahomes-Washington flavor. #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/RUM7H5wj8K— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) April 8, 2020
Washington joins a crowded running back in Kansas City, with Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson, Elijah McGuire, Mike Weber and Marcus Marshall.
In 55 games (five starts), Washington has compiled 282 rushes for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as 88 catches for 613 yards and a touchdown.
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