Report: Kansas City Chiefs sign RB DeAndre Washington

Joshua Brisco

According to a report from Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed free agent running back DeAndre Washington.

Washington spent four seasons with the Oakland Raiders after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2019, Washington started three games and has 1,122 career rushing yards and seven touchdowns with the Raiders. 

Washington also caught 36 passes in 2019 and 34 in 2017, with a career total of 88 receptions for 613 yards in his career with Oakland.

Coming from a divisional rival, Washington actually has a direct Chiefs connection: he was teammates with Patrick Mahomes at Texas Tech.

That clip comes from a monster four-touchdown game where Washington scored four rushing touchdowns with two more touchdowns, 392 yards and no interceptions from Mahomes. Texas Tech still lost the game 55-52.

Pro Football Focus recapped Washington's time with the Raiders, giving the running back a 76.5 overall grade, with 72.1 on the ground and 80.8 as a pass-catcher, his most obvious strength coming into the Chiefs' pass-heavy offense.

With the addition of Washington, the Chiefs now have a packed running back group, including Damien Williams, Darrel Williams, Darwin Thompson, Elijah McGuire, Mike Weber and now DeAndre Washington. Plus, fullback Anthony Sherman.

Obviously, the Chiefs won't be keeping all (or even most) of those backs, but as we approach the NFL Draft at the end of the month, it seems even more likely that the Chiefs won't be dialed in on first-round running back prospects such as Georgia's D'Andre Swift.