According to a report from ESPN’s Jordan Schultz, the Kansas City Chiefs are signing running back Elijah McGuire to a one-year contract.
RB Elijah McGuire will remain in KC and sign with the #Chiefs on a one-year deal, I’m told by his representation, Agency 1 Sports.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 18, 2021
A sixth-round draft pick out of Louisiana-Lafayette for the New York Jets in 2017, McGuire played in 24 games during his first two seasons, collecting a total of 961 yards from scrimmage (and four touchdowns) on 216 touches.
He then embarked on a practice-squad tour that included stops with the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and two separate stints in Kansas City, where he ended both the 2019 and 2020 seasons on the practice squad. He was also with the team during the 2020 offseason.
McGuire joins the 90-man offseason roster in a running back room that now includes Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson and Derrick Gore. The Chiefs appear to see something in McGuire, so he’ll have yet another opportunity to find his way onto an NFL roster.