Chiefs news: Running back Keaontay Ingram signs to practice squad

The Chiefs have added another RB option to the practice squad.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have given themselves another potential option in the running back room this season with the signing of Keaontay Ingram away from the Arizona Cardinals. Ingram will be joining the Chiefs practice squad.

Ingram was released by the Cardinals earlier this week.

The Cardinals first added Ingram a year ago when they decided to select him in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs have added another RB option to the practice squad.

Ingram struggled mightily to move the chains in Arizona, as he joins the Chiefs with a scant 2.2 yards/carry average in his career. This year, he has only 74 yards on 35 carries and zero scores and turned into a healthy scratch for the Cardinals earlier this month. His last game featured 2 carries for 2 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in mid-November.

Ingram is a former Texas Longhorn turned USC Trojan after transferring before the 2021 season. He led the Trojans in rushing yards in '21 with a healthy 5.8 yards/carry average and 911 overall.

As for the Chiefs' depth chart, the lingering injury to pass-catching back Jerick McKinnon along with the lack of proven experience and production on the practice squad. Deneric Prince and La'Mical Perine are both presently in place but neither adds any known substance in case McKinnon cannot overcome a groin injury that's kept him out in the season's second half.

In related moves, the Cardinals also released defensive lineman Ben Stille and offensive lineman Austen Pleasants.