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Kansas City Chiefs sign running back Bishop Sankey

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The Kansas City Chiefs have added a running back.

With Jamaal Charles scheduled for another knee checkup, the team has signed Bishop Sankey, per agent Jason Bernstein.

Sankey was signed off New England's practice squad to bolster a backfield that saw lead runner Spencer Ware leave Sunday's win over the Colts with a concussion. While Charcandrick West is the obvious next man up, Sankey serves as insurance after Charles suffered a setback with his knee in Week 7.

Sankey notched 762 yards rushing at 3.8 yards per carry over two seasons in Tennessee before the Titans released the former second-round pick prior to the opener.

He's far from a special talent, but the 24-year-old Sankey could see a handful of meaningful snaps as soon as Sunday against the Jaguars.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday the team released linebacker Sam Barrington, according to a source. Rapoport notes the team will likely use Barrington's roster spot for Sankey.

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