Kansas City Chiefs sign running back Mike Weber to practice squad
By Matt Conner
The Kansas City Chiefs have added a new running back to the team’s practice squad with the addition of former Ohio State back Mike Weber.
The Kansas City Chiefs have made an intriguing addition to the team’s practice squad with the signing of Mike Weber, the former Ohio State running back.
Weber was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, but failed to obviously make enough of an impact to stick on the depth chart behind his former Ohio State teammate Zeke Elliott.
Weber is a 5’10, 211 lb. prospect who ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 seconds at the NFL Combine. He also put up 22 reps on the bench press and put up a vertical jump of 33.5 inches. He was always a tandem back with the Buckeyes where he put up career numbers of 455 carries, 2,676 rushing yards, and 24 touchdowns. He averaged a healthy 5.9 yards/carry and also caught 54 career passes over three seasons in the Big Ten.
For the Chiefs, Weber joins Elijah McGuire as running backs on the practice squad currently, a sign that the Chiefs might be very interested in looking at importing a new face or two in the offseason to create new competition at the spot heading into 2020.
Damien Williams remains under contract for one more season and Darrel Williams is due back as well. Darwin Thompson was just a rookie this year, so he’s locked up longer than anyone. However, LeSean McCoy will be a free agent after this season. Will the Chiefs make minor moves like looking at Weber or wholesale changes after a bit of a frustrating year running the football? It remains to be seen.