The Kansas City Chiefs have signed RB Shaun Draughn to the practice squad. To make room for Draughn, the team released OL Butch Lewis.
Draughn spent training camp this year with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent from North Carolina but was released during final cuts.
The Chiefs have already put Lewis on the shuttle to and from the practice squad multiple times this season. Lewis was also an undrafted free agent that showed his versatility during the preseason, but was cut before the regular season.
This is the first move by the Chiefs at running back since losing Jamaal Charles for the season with a torn ACL. In three preseason games, Draughn carried the ball 11 times for 19 yards and no touchdowns for a 1.7 yards per carry average.
While at North Carolina, Draughn was effective (2,070 yards, 4.6 avg) but had trouble staying healthy. If he can handle the rigors of the NFL, he could find his way to the active roster as the Chiefs struggle to find someone to help out with the ground game.