Spencer Ware steps back into the Kansas City starting lineup

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Spencer Ware entered the 2017 season as the Chiefs’ starting running back. A preseason knee injury opened the door for then-rookie Kareem Hunt, who fumbled on his first career regular-season snap but who then nailed down the job.

With Hunt now gone after a day of dizzying developments arising from an off-field incident that occurred in February, Ware returns to the starting lineup.

Ware has had limited opportunities in 2018, but he has made the most of them. He has 22 rushing attempts for 124 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per carry. He also has 14 catches for 165 yards, an average of 11.8 yards per reception.

In 2016, Ware rushed for 921 yards.

A sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2013, the 27-year-old Ware joined the Chiefs in late 2014. He now has a chance to make a significant contribution to one of the best offenses in the NFL, as the Chiefs enter the stretch run.

16 responses to “Spencer Ware steps back into the Kansas City starting lineup

  1. He is a welcome addition to the starting lineup. I liked him and was bummed when was injured last year. He’s played great when he has the ball. Gotta keep rolling.

  2. They also thought enough of rookie free agent Darrel Williams to put him on the roster instead of the practice squad.

  3. He’s a very good back, being stuck behind Kareem Hunt will not change that. While he may not be as explosive as Hunt is, Ware is solid power runner with a lot to offer to the Chiefs’ run game.

  4. Crappy way to get back into the lineup, but an opportunity is an opportunity! Make the most out of it and stay out of the headlines.

  5. The Chiefs did the NFL a huge favor by cutting Kareem Hunt. It would be a massive PR problem for them otherwise. I don’t think the Chiefs cut such a young and major player from their offense without some guarantees from the NFL regarding the upcoming postseason. You just can’t trust the NFL front-office these days. They may have traded Kareem Hunt for a Lombardi trophy.

  6. anman11 says:
    December 1, 2018 at 4:45 am
    The Chiefs did the NFL a huge favor by cutting Kareem Hunt. It would be a massive PR problem for them otherwise. I don’t think the Chiefs cut such a young and major player from their offense without some guarantees from the NFL regarding the upcoming postseason. You just can’t trust the NFL front-office these days. They may have traded Kareem Hunt for a Lombardi trophy.

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    So why do they still have Tyrek Hill on the team?

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