Charcandrick West Agrees to Contract with Jets After Being Released by Chiefs

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 24, 2018

Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) runs against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)
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The New York Jets added depth to their backfield on Friday by signing veteran running back Charcandrick West

The team officially announced the deal with West, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday. 

In four seasons with the Chiefs, West has been a versatile offensive asset. The 27-year-old accumulated 266 carries and 75 receptions with 1,551 yards from scrimmage and 12 touchdowns in 49 games. 

Per Pro Football Focus (h/t Fantasy Pros' Jody Smith), West's 31 targets without a drop last season tied for 10th-most in the NFL. 

West joins a Jets running-back stable that includes Isaiah Crowell, Bilal Powell and Thomas Rawls. Crowell, whom the Jets signed in March, will likely be their starter.

The Jets can use West in a similar fashion to how Matt Forte was deployed last season. Forte was the main receiving option out of the backfield with 37 receptions and had 103 carries. 

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