West was released by the Jets on Saturday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. West was released by the Chiefs last week and didn't last long with his new team. The Jets will roll with Trenton Cannon as their No. 3 RB while Elijah McGuire recovers from foot surgery.
West rushed five times for 15 yards during Thursday's preseason finale against the Eagles. Seeing his first snaps as a member of the Jets, West didn't do much to impress and certainly didn't do enough to guarantee him a roster spot in advance of Week 1. However, the running back still has decent odds of doing so given the health situations of Isaiah Crowell (undisclosed) and Elijah McGuire (foot), not to mention the underwhelming nature of the rest of New York's running back corps.
The Jets have signed West, the team's official site reports. The running back spent four seasons with the Chiefs before being cut loose Wednesday. The Jets quickly scooped West up to give the team some added backfield depth behind Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell, with Elijah McGuire nursing a foot injury.
West was released by the Chiefs on Wednesday. After missing the first two weeks of the preseason due to a concussion, West was cleared by doctors Tuesday and cut loose a day later. This move suggests the Chiefs are optimistic about Spencer Ware (knee) and Damien Williams (shoulder) being ready for the Week 1 matchup with the Bears.
West (concussion) has been given the all clear by doctors and is available for padded practice Tuesday, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports. West has missed each of the first two preseason contests due to a concussion, but it appears he may be ready to go when the team returns to the gridiron to face the Bears on Saturday. Given the glut of tailbacks among the Chiefs' backup ranks this season, West may need to fight for playing time this fall after serving as the lead backup a season ago.
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