West took two carries for 26 yards in Friday's preseason game against Arizona.
West bounced back from a five-carry, 10-yard effort in the first week of the preseason, but his lack of involvement prior to the fourth quarter suggests he's on the outside looking in. Jonathan Williams is making a strong case to work alongside Alvin Kamara while Mark Ingram serves a four-game suspension, and it probably doesn't make sense to keep a third/fourth-string running back in the mold of West, who doesn't offer much as a pass catcher or special teamer. Williams, Shane Vereen and Boston Scott are all better fits behind the explosive Ingram-Kamara duo.
West spent parts of the last three seasons with the Ravens, but saw action in just five contests during the 2017 campaign while tumbling down the depth chart. The Saints will give West an opportunity to prove he still has something left in the tank, and he could provide some added experience in the backfield behind Alvin Kamara while Mark Ingram (suspension) sits out the first four games. How the snaps are divvied out behind Kamara will depend on the performances of West and the team's young stable of reserve backs during training camp.
West is visiting the Eagles on Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
After a career-best season in 2016 where West ran for 774 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games, he went on to appear in just five games for the Ravens in 2017 and carried the ball just 39 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles are likely satisfied with their primary running back depth at this time, but they could see West as a quality veteran backup and short-yardage tailback.
West appeared in just five games in 2017, rushing 39 times for 138 yards and two touchdowns and adding two receptions for 23 yards.
The four-year veteran heads to free agency at an unfortunate time as West put together the worst season of his career to date in 2017. West entered as the favorite to be the Ravens' primary back on standard downs after Kenneth Dixon went down with a season-ending meniscus injury, but he surprisingly fell behind Alex Collins -- who was signed to the practice squad just before the regular season -- and Javorius Allen. West will be 27 when the season begins, but he still has the size and physical running style to garner some attention from teams in need of a short-yardage back. That said, his days of being a starter-level option for teams is likely over.
West is active for Saturday's game against the Colts, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
West, who was last active back on Oct. 8, adds depth to the team's Week 16 backfield, but we wouldn't expect him to make a big fantasy splash Saturday, with Alex Collins, Danny Woodhead and Javorius Allen also in the mix.
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