1 gig out of the backfield. Ware met with the Colts, Jets and Lions earlier this offseason, ultimately waiting until after the 2019 NFL Draft to sign with a team. Ware, signed just two weeks ago, certainly has the freshest legs of the bunch, but, whether or not Williams is ready Sunday, Ware is a tough play against a very stout Chicago run defense. Available to the Chiefs offense for the first time since Dec. 9, Ware's presence makes for a cluttered backfield. © 2004-2020 CBS Interactive. Ware actually led the way in offensive snaps at the running back position, taking the field for 40 percent. Even with the significant role, the veteran back was unable to produce much and his role may be headed for a reduction if Damien Williams (ribs) is cleared to return in Week 15 versus the Broncos. Ware ran for 26 yards on seven carries and added nine yards on two catches during Sunday's 23-3 win over Denver. It was his time at Princeton High School that Spencer Ware would establish himself as an extremely threatening dual threat. Ware racked up five carries for 11 yards and reeled in one of his two passes for a loss of nine yards during Sunday's win over the Patriots. Stats powered by. While Ware hasn't always been an extremely active player in the NFL, this moment proved his worth and that if played more he can absolutely bring home the results needed to win games. KANSAS CITY, Mo. Ware's chance to earn a reserve gig with the Cardinals comes with David Johnson nursing an ankle injury as of late. Ware's one-year, $1.31 million contract contains only $150,000 guaranteed. That said, the potential addition of Ware would give the Colts a veteran presence in the backfield. Not affiliated with the National Football League (NFL). The 27-year-old missed out on a nice opportunity last season in Kansas City, injuring his hamstring a couple weeks after Kareem Hunt was released. section: | slug: | sport: football | route: player | The Colts released Ware (ankle) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Unfortunately, his campaign ended just three weeks after it began due to a rotator cuff tear, landing him back in the free-agent market this offseason with an injury to boot. Over the course of his career, Ware boasts an average of 4.6 yards per carry and has hauled in 59 of his 71 targets (83.1 percent), a skill set that may be put to use versus New England's 21st-ranked defense. After breaking out for 1,368 yards from scrimmage in 2016, Ware tore the PCL and LCL in his right knee during the ensuing preseason and missed all of 2017. The running back was previously with the Chiefs from 2015 through 2018, including 13 games last year where he compiled 470 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. 6-keys: media/fantasynews/nfl/reg/free/players_profiles, Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Looking for home in 2020, Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Hurts shoulder against Bears, Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Picks up 35 yards in win, Chiefs' Spencer Ware: Sizable role in first game. Ware's 2016 season saw him playing more games and running for more yards. The Chiefs placed Ware on injured reserve Wednesday due to a torn rotator cuff, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. The Colts placed Ware (undisclosed) on the reserve/PUP list. Ware underwent ankle surgery early in the preseason. The injury paved the way for Kareem Hunt to make his mark, and upon regaining his health, Ware managed just 470 scrimmage yards in 13 games last year. It appears as though Ware has managed to fully recover from the ankle surgery he underwent in the preseason. Ware (hamstring) is active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

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