Chiefs promote Spencer Ware to active roster


The Kansas City Chiefs had to add a running back to the active roster in the wake of Jamaal Charles tearing the ACL in his right knee, and they have made their choice.

General manager John Dorsey went with Spencer Ware, who flashed in the preseason with 130 total yards from scrimmage. Ware was a spark plug in those four games, showcasing some toughness between the tackles. Ware was also listed as a fullback, giving him some versatility in the backfield.

Teicher goes on to mention that Kansas City looked at some veteran players in Pierre Thomas and Isaiah Pead, but settled on the youngster. Ware, 23, is in his second season after starring with the LSU Tigers. He was originally drafted in the sixth round by the Seattle Seahawks before being released and signed by Dorsey. Last year, Ware appeared in three games for Seattle.

Frankly, this seems like the right move. How much does a guy like Thomas really have in the tank? Ware showed some potential in the preseason despite playing behind the worst offensive line the NFL has ever seen. With the Chiefs, he will likely be a special teams player while he sits behind Charcandrick West and Knile Davis.