Chiefs Checking Out RBs

The Chiefs have not added another running back in the wake of Jamaal Charles’ knee injury and move to the injured-reserve list.

But they certainly have looked at a few.

Here’s a list of backs they have worked out this week:

  • Jalen Parmalee (5-11, 220) – A former 6th-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft by Miami. He spent three games on the active roster in the ’08 season and then went to the practice squad. Parmalee signed with Baltimore late in the season and spent the 2009-10 seasons there with the Ravens. He was released on September 3rd. He played his college ball at the University of Toledo.
  • Dimitri Nance (5-10, 219) – Signed with Atlanta as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2010. He was released land then signed to the Falcons practice squad. Last September 14, he was signed by Green Bay and was with the Packers the rest of last season. He was released on September 3rd.
  • Chris Jennings (5-10, 218) – Coming out of the University of Arizona in 2008, Jennings signed with the CFL Montreal Alouettes. In 2009 he signed with Cleveland and was with the Browns until the final cut down before the start of the 2010 season. He spent the fall of last year with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. Jennings signed with the New York Jets and went to camp with them, but was released on September 3rd. Two days later, he was arrested in Ohio for driving 147 mph in a 65 mph zone.
  • Sammy Morris (6-0, 220) – The 34-year old entered the NFL in 2000 as a 5th-round choice of Buffalo. He spent four seasons with the Bills, three years with Miami and then four seasons with New England. In 11 seasons, he’s run for 2,955 yards and 26 rushing TDs.
  • Mike Cox – Yes, the former Chiefs FB worked out this week for the team as well. He was released on September 3rd on the final cut before the regular season. Cox played three seasons with the Chiefs, after joining them in 2008 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Georgia Tech.

6 Responses to “Chiefs Checking Out RBs”

  • September 21, 2011  - Michael says:

    Why wouldn’t they check out Brian Westbrook?

  • September 21, 2011  - Thomas Salmon says:

    As a Texas Tech grad, I’d love to see them give Sammy Morris a try. However, he may be past his prime. Maybe the could dig up Bam Morris too! I think Bam is out of jail by now.

  • September 21, 2011  - pharmer says:

    I’d bring Cox back and use McClain in more of a feature back role. That would signal a move to at least attempt to play smash mouth football. Cox doesn’t have an upside, but he knows the system and would be easy to reintergrate into the system.

    I think this team has to commit to the run even without JC. That takes the ball out of Cassel’s hands, helps out the D, and shortens the games. Even if we don’t win, at least the blowouts won’t be so bad in a grind it out game.

  • September 22, 2011  - Anonymous says:

    Tiki Barber could be an option…

  • September 22, 2011  - Chuck says:

    I would too love to see us just give Tiki Barber a try. As far as Mike Cox goes that would be a waste of everyones time. He had his shot and just couldn’t get the job done. We don’t need a replay of that failure.

  • September 22, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    Westbrook or Portis

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