- Ian Rapoport reports that both West and Ware receive the same two-year extension worth worth up to $9.6 million based on incentives for yards and touchdowns. The deals include $2.35 million guaranteed.
“Charcandrick and Spencer both stepped in and were very effective for us offensively last year,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “These guys have different styles and abilities, and together they provide us quality depth at the running back position.”
Ware, 24, is a former sixth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2013. He spent over a year in Seattle before signing on with the Chiefs at the end of the 2014 season.
Ware actually began the season on the Chiefs’ practice squad before being promoted after Jamaal Charles got hurt.
In 2015, Ware appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs and ran for 403 yards on 72 carries (5.6 YPC) to go along with six receptions for five years six total touchdowns.
West, 24, wound up signing on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene Christian back in 2014. He spent most of his rookie season on their practice squad, but was able to make their 53-man roster coming out of the preseason last year.
In 2015, West appeared in 15 games and ran for 634 yards on 160 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 20 receptions for 214 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.