The Kansas City Chiefs have brought in a familiar face for a physical on Tuesday with the return of Spencer Ware to Arrowhead.
The Kansas City Chiefs are making sure to check out all of their options with multiple injuries at the running back position. The latest news to surface on Tuesday is that the team had brought in Spencer Ware, a familiar face at the position, for a physical.
The Chiefs are finding themselves a bit limited in the offensive backfield these days given injuries to both Damien Williams and Darrel Williams both. The former Williams has been on the shelf for a few weeks, even through the team’s recent bye, with a rib injury. The latter Williams was hurt on Sunday in the victory over the Oakland Raiders with a hamstring injury that flared up without making any contact.
Thompson had a total of 5 carries coming into the team’s most recent game, although he was given 11 carries in the fourth quarter and he was quite productive on the drive—even earning his first NFL touchdown. That said, his inexperience could be a factor and the Chiefs don’t want to be caught too dependent on such a player.
At the same time, Shady McCoy has been held back in terms of total carries in order to keep him healthy for the stretch run. Leaning on him now too heavily could ruin those plans and it’s likely the Chiefs want to keep some sort of snap count in place if possible.
Ware entered the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks as a sixth round pick out of LSU (a la Darrel Williams), but he found his niche with the Chiefs. He played for them as recently as last season when he started 2 games and played in 15 for the Chiefs in limited duty.
Ware was last with the Indianapolis Colts before this season began, but he was injured and was waived with an injury settlement.