The Bears Are Expected to Sign Running Back Spencer Ware to Their Practice Squad

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The Bears Are Expected to Sign Running Back Spencer Ware to Their Practice Squad

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It seems as if the Chicago Bears’ practice squad is on the verge of adding a new running back.

And it’s someone with which Head Coach Matt Nagy is familiar:

Ware, 29, hasn’t played this season and has been kept off the field since suffering a shoulder injury in December 2019 that ultimately ended his season. But he has 43 games (19 starts) of experience over five seasons with the Seahawks (2013) and Chiefs (2015-19). And yes, that time in Kansas City means he crossed paths with Nagy while he was an assistant under Andy Reid.

Ware’s most productive season came in 2015 when he rushed for 921 yards in 14 games in Kansas City. In fact, Ware had a nice three-year run with the Chiefs between 2015-18. During that stretch, Ware turned 337 carries into 1,570 yards (4.7 yards/attempt) and 11 touchdowns in 38 games. Ware was seemingly always on the fringes of being a bigger contributor to K.C.’s rushing attack, but never reached those heights. Instead, he settled into a role as a reserve.

A reserve role is a spot Ware figures to slide into behind David Montgomery, who’s running wild of late. And if  Cordarrelle Patterson has limitations because of a knee injury, ware could take that share of carries. Or the Bears could give more to Montgomery. After all, he seems to be thriving with the added work-load.

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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.