Kansas City Chiefs work out two more running backs
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs are looking at further depth and camp bodies at running back with two recent free agent visits.
Terez Paylor has word that the Kansas City Chiefs have worked out two new running backs in Darius Victor and Ray Lawry on Monday.
The Chiefs have been dealing with multiple injuries at running back, including some lingering and some long-term. Kareem Hunt as a starter has dealt with hamstring issues. New addition Damien Williams has looked great early in training camp after coming over from the Miami Dolphins but he’s missed practice in recent days with a shoulder injury.
Charcandrick West missed several days with a concussion that had to clear the league’s protocols, and Spencer Ware might have been a feature back at one point but he’s still coming back from a torn ACL and the subsequent rehabilitation. Kerwynn Williams, another new free agent signing this offseason, has taken out of the team’s preseason opener due to a head injury.
At this point, Darrel Williams, a rookie free agent from Louisiana State, was running with the second string unit in practice on Monday.
Lawry is an Old Dominion product who signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as a rookie free agent after this year’s draft who was just set free two days ago. Lawry had over 4,000 rushing yards and 45 rushing touchdowns at ODU in his four-year career.
Darius Victor is another small-school product from Towson who has been in the league one year longer as a former rookie free agent himself. He spent time with the New Orleans Saints after the 2017 draft and before last season, but the Arizona Cardinals picked him up at midseason and kept him around until this spring.