Kansas City Chiefs claim Seahawks RB off of waivers

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Alex Balducci
SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 1: Alex Balducci /

The Kansas City Chiefs have claimed Seattle running back Kelvin Taylor off of waivers on Friday, adding to the core of RB competition.

The Seattle Seahawks waived running back Kelvin Taylor earlier this week, and the Kansas City Chiefs used it as an opportunity to boost their running back stable by claiming him from waivers.

Taylor, who played college ball at the University of Florida, was a sixth round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent the bulk of last season on the 49ers practice squad before being picked up by the Seahawks in December. The Seahawks kept him on their roster with a reserve/futures contract in January. The Seahawks just added Oklahoma State’s Chris Carson in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, so perhaps GM John Schneider decided Taylor’s time was up.

The Chiefs add Taylor to a backfield filled with new options for Andy Reid to consider on offense, including third round rookie Kareem Hunt from the University of Toledo and veteran C.J. Spiller, a former top 10 pick for the Buffalo Bills. They join Charcandrick West, Spencer Ware and Darrin Reaves as options for the Chiefs.

Taylor rushed 259 times for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns his junior season at Florida, which was also his final year. He also caught 17 passes for 150 yards.