The Kansas City Chiefs have signed RB Bishop Sankey off of the Patriots’ practice squad on Tuesday, according to his agent.
Congrats to @BishopSankey on signing with Kansas City! Great opportunity and very well deserved.
— Jason Bernstein (@Clarity_JB) November 1, 2016
The Patriots actually increased Sankey’s salary while on their practice squad from $6,900 to $10,000 but they didn’t have room for him on their active roster.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs need another running back with Jamaal Charles dealing with a knee injury and Spencer Ware suffering a concussion last week.
Sankey, 23, was taken with the No. 54 overall pick in 2014. He was in the third year of his four-year, $3.843 million contract and set to make a base salary of $769,408 in 2016 when he was cut loose coming out of the preseason.
The Patriots later signed him to their practice squad at the start of the season.
In 2015, Sankey appeared in 13 games for the Titans and ran for 193 yards on 47 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 14 receptions for 139 yards receiving and two total touchdowns.