Sankey spent the summer with the Titans and has since made stops in both New England and Kansas City. If something were to happen to Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiata, the former second-rounder could receive a call from Vikings brass, but he'd still be a long way from fantasy relevance.
The Chiefs released Sankey on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Inked by the Chiefs on Nov. 1, Sankey was noted on the inactive list in three consecutive games before his release. The move comes on the heels of Charcandrick West suffering a concussion Sunday, so an addition to the backfield could be in the works. If not, head coach Andy Reed may just roll with Spencer Ware this Sunday in Denver, with Knile Davis the sole RB in reserve if West is sidelined.
Sankey is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
With Jamaal Charles on IR and Spencer Ware out this week, Knile Davis is on track to serve as the team's top backup at RB on Sunday behind Charcandrick West.
Sankey was signed by Kansas City only a few days ago, but he already figures to have a prominent pegging in his team debut given the Chiefs' backfield injuries. Considering he only joined the team this week, Sankey almost certainly isn't up to speed on the Chiefs' offensive playbook, so his involvement should be somewhat limited, but the fact that he's Kansas City's lone healthy tailback besides West at least helps his fantasy stock heading into Sunday's contest.
Sankey was signed by the Chiefs on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Sankey was released by the Titans at the end of the preseason and has spent the entirety of the regular season on New England's practice squad. He was the first running back selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, going in the second round at No. 54 overall. It isn't totally out of the question that Sankey could have an immediate role, as both Jamaal Charles (knee) and Spencer Ware (concussion) are looking shaky for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. However, Sankey will still have to work behind Charcandrick West, who enjoyed a highly productive stretch serving as the Chiefs' lead back during the middle part of last season.
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