(WIBW) - The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly adding a high-profile veteran to their running back group.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy is joining the Chiefs on a one-year deal. Schefter reports it's worth $4 million total with $3 million guaranteed.
Earlier on Saturday, the Buffalo Bills had released the 31-year-old McCoy. He had spent four seasons there, with 2018 being a career-worst campaign for him. His 10th NFL season saw him post career lows in rushing yards (514), touchdowns (3) and yards per carry (3.2).
This is a reunion for the running back with head coach Andy Reid. McCoy played for the Philadelphia Eagles for six seasons, running under Reid for four of those. As an Eagle, the veteran running back rushed for 6,792 yards with 44 touchdowns and actually led the NFL in rushing in 2013 with 1,607 yards.
Prior to 2018, McCoy posted back-to-back seasons with more than 1,000 yards, going for 1,138 in 2017 and 1,267 in 2016. He's rushed for more than 1,000 yards six times in his career, but posted double-digit rushing touchdowns just twice.
This capped off a busy day of moves for the Chiefs. Wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas was suspended for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and the club made a pair of trades on what became a busy cut day Saturday.
The Chiefs sent backup running back Carlos Hyde to the Houston Texans for Martinas Rankin, who is expected to provide depth along the offensive line. They also sent defensive back Mark Fields to the Minnesota Vikings for a seventh-round pick in the 2021 draft.
Defensive back Morris Claiborne joined Thomas on the reserve-suspended list while he misses the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Defensive end Breeland Speaks and wide receiver Gehrig Dieter went on injured reserve, wide receiver Felton Davis and cornerback Michael Hunter were waived with an injury designation, and linebacker Darius Harris was placed on the non-football injury list.