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Charcandrick West Signs Colts Contract; D'Onta Foreman Placed on IR

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 19, 2019

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 23:  Charcandrick West #30 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs in for a touchdown on a 25 yard pass from Patrick Mahomes #15 during the third quarter of the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 23, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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The Indianapolis Colts announced a couple running back moves on Monday, signing free agent Charcandrick West and placing D'Onta Foreman on injured reserve. 

The 28-year-old West played five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, posting a career-high 848 scrimmage yards and five touchdowns in 2015.

Kansas City released West before the 2018 campaign but brought him back for additional depth following the suspension of starter Kareem Hunt. He only had two carries for negative yardage and caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown.

Foreman, who the Houston Texans took in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, showed promise during his rookie season thanks to 327 yards on 78 carries for two scores. Unfortunately, a torn Achilles suffered against the Arizona Cardinals ended his season in Week 10.

The Texans placed him on the physically unable to perform list to start 2018, and he was eventually activated in December. Foreman didn't see much playing time, though, carrying the ball just seven times. He did have two catches and 28 yards for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Foreman wouldn't get a chance to carve out a role in the Texans backfield in 2019, as the team placed him on waivers. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported on Aug. 4 that the team wasn't "happy with his work habits."

The Colts picked up Foreman one day later in a backfield led by Marlon Mack ahead of second-year pros Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. Unfortunately, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that Foreman suffered a torn biceps, ending his season. Foreman is expected to make a full recovery.

As for West, he may have a tough road to carve out any playing time in Indianapolis barring injury, with the backfield seemingly set thanks to Mack, Hines and Wilkins. Still, West has proven to be a capable back when his name is called.

The Colts open their 2019 season on Sunday, September 8 at the Los Angeles Chargers.