Chiefs keep looking for tailbacks

WillieParker.jpgWith Larry Johnson long gone and Jamaal Charles in need of a competent backup, the Kansas City Chiefs are searching for some help at tailback.

They’re visited with Thomas Jones and Justin Fargas.  Next up?  Steelers tailback Willie Parker, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Parker, a hero of Super Bowl XL, plummeted out of favor in Pittsburgh with the emergence of Rashard Mendenhall.  The Steelers are not expected to keep Parker.

He visited with the Redskins on Tuesday, and he’ll be in Kansas City on Thursday.

Parker has rushed for 5,378 yards in six season, with a career average of 4.3 yards per carry.  His best season came in 2006, with 1,494 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.

UPDATE:  Parker will have to keep looking.  The Chiefs have signed Thomas Jones.