With former Chiefs running back Larry Johnson settling in to his role with the Bengals, could Kansas City be looking to add a Cincinnati reject? Adam Caplan is reporting the Chiefs have worked out Chris Perry.
Perry began last season as the Bengals starting running back, but later lost that job to current starter Cedric Benson, Cincinnati released Perry in April and he has yet to get another chance with an NFL team.
His best season was in 2005 when he played in 14 games. Perry carried the ball 61 times for 279 yards that season for a 4.6 average.
Jamaal Charles has been great, but there is little depth behind him right now. Kolby Smith has been ineffective/nicked up while coming back from his knee surgery and Dantrell Savage is dealing with an ankle injury that will likely keep him out of Sunday’s game in San Diego.
You can’t expect much from a guy that hasn’t gotten a sniff in the league since April, but he is still only 27 and wouldn’t cost the team anything to take a look. He was dynamic at Michigan and showed flashes (albeit small ones) during his time with the Bengals and might not be a bad idea to take a chance on him.