AFC West news: JK Dobbins signs with Chargers following Chiefs visit

JK Dobbins decided to jump to the AFC West, but he'll be in the Bolts' backfield this fall.
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J.K. Dobbins has finally found a home and he's landed in the AFC West. Unfortunately for those Kansas City Chiefs fans who were hoping to see him in red and gold, the free agent running back has chosen to play for the Los Angeles Chargers this season.

Per NFL reporter Tom Pelissero, Dobbins has finally decided on his next team and will sign a one-year contract with L.A.

Earlier this month, the Chiefs hosted Dobbins on a free-agent visit that was "productive" for both sides but ended without a deal. That came after the former Ohio State product had also visited with the Chargers in late March.

JK Dobbins decided to jump to the AFC West, but he'll be in the Bolts' backfield this fall.

There's no way of knowing whether or not the Chiefs made an official offer, but Dobbins was the only running back they've shown any public interest in this spring besides the move to bring back Clyde Edwards-Helaire for another year. Jerick McKinnon remains a free agent.

Dobbins' decision to land with the Chargers reunites him with offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who he worked with during his days back in Baltimore with the Ravens. It's also a chance to be featured heavily as the team looks to replace Austin Ekeler's production under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.

As for the Chiefs, they're still looking thin in the backfield with lead back Isiah Pacheco, La'Mical Perine, and Edwards-Helaire to go with developmental players like Deneric Prince, Hassan Hall, Louis Rees-Zammit, and Keontay Ingram—all longshots to make the active roster.