Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Mike Weber has resurfaced in a workout for the New York Giants just before training camp begins for the 2021 season, according to NFL reporter Field Yates.
Along with Weber, the Giants also worked out defensive back Jordyn Peters and running back Tyler Ervin.
Weber will be most familiar to football fans—likely even Chiefs fans—from his days at Ohio State where he put up solid production in the Buckeyes offense for three solid seasons from 2016-2018. Weber exploded in the Big Ten during his redshirt freshman season with a robust 6.0 yards/carry average that led to a 1,000-yard season on the ground and 9 touchdowns.
From there, Weber would go on to earn 455 total carries in his college career in Columbus, and he rewarded the team with totals of 2,676 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns while maintaining a healthy 5.9 yards/carry average.
Given his production at a high level, Weber decided to forgo his final season of eligibility there at OSU and turn pro. He fell to the seventh round of the draft where the Dallas Cowboys decided to use their final pick on him.
Weber lasted the season on the Cowboys’ practice squad, but after his year ended there, the Chiefs picked up him on their practice squad in the postseason (as they were still active). Since he was so lucky with his timing, he was actually given a Super Bowl ring, which he then decided to auction off.
Weber re-signed a reserve/futures deal with K.C. in 2020, but he was the back cut loose when the Chiefs officially drafted Clyde Edwards-Helaire with their first round pick.
Since then, he’s earned a bit of time with the Green Bay Packers and was even active for a game, but he’s never played an official snap in an NFL game. If he joins the Giants, it will be his fourth NFL team since declaring for the draft in 2019.