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Spencer Ware | Running Back | #32

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 229
College: LSU
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (194) / SEA
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Spencer Ware (knee) is active for Week 3 against the 49ers.
Ware picked up a knee injury during the week, but he is healthy enough to back up Kareem Hunt. He is nothing more than a handcuff at this point. Sep 23 - 11:35 AM

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Spencer Ware (knee) is questionable for Week 3 against the 49ers.

Ware is a late addition to the injury report after a limited Friday practice. He hasn't been much of a threat to Kareem Hunt's workload, but his absence would lock Hunt into every-down snaps.
Sep 21 - 5:05 PM

Spencer Ware rushed three times for 32 yards in the Chiefs' Week 1 win over the Chargers, adding an eight-yard reception.

Ware ran as Kareem Hunt's clear-cut backup/change of pace in his first appearance since 2016. He got out-touched 16-4. Ware will have the occasional outburst but lacks standalone fantasy value.
Sep 9 - 8:34 PM

Spencer Ware had three carries for three yards and caught 2-of-3 passes for 18 yards in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

It was Ware’s first game action since going down last preseason. He saw time on third downs and in the two-minute offense with the starters. Ware has potential to cut into Kareem Hunt's pass down snaps but isn't a threat to his workload. He's a plug-and-play handcuff.
Aug 25 - 4:09 PM

Spencer Ware is expected to make his preseason debut Saturday.

Ware has been sidelined since going down last preseason. He's unlikely to see much work, but the Chiefs felt good enough about him to release Charcandrick West. Ware is locked in as Kareem Hunt's handcuff.
Source: chiefs.com
Aug 24 - 5:30 PM

Chiefs restructured Spencer Ware's contract.

Ware was scheduled to make $1.45 million in the final year of his contract. The Chiefs converted $725,000 of that into incentives which ESPN's Field Yates reports the running back is likely to hit. Ware is coming off a serious knee injury, but he was ready for the start of training camp.
Jul 24 - 9:10 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Spencer Ware (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp.

Reid was evasive about Ware's health this spring, but the running back was able to get in some work during the offseason program. Ware was on his way to a big role before tearing his PCL and LCL last August, but he is now firmly behind Kareem Hunt on the depth chart.
Jul 23 - 9:40 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was vague when asked about Spencer Ware's (PCL, LCL) health on Monday.

Reid first stated he expected Ware to be ready for training camp, then later backtracked and said "you never know." Reid indicated Ware participating in any football activities before training camp would be a surprise. Since last season ended, the Chiefs have added two veteran backs in Damien Williams and Kerwynn Williams, hinting at concern over Ware's recovery.
Apr 16 - 2:15 PM

Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and LCL in his right knee and is out for the season.

He'll undergo surgery and faces a long, grueling rehab. This is more significant than ACL and MCL damage, so Ware could be facing long odds of being ready in time for Week 1 of next season. Turning 26 in November, Ware is under contract for a modest $1.45 million in 2018, the final year of his deal. Kareem Hunt, Charcandrick West, and C.J. Spiller will make up the Chiefs' backfield.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:36:00 PM

Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and will likely need season-ending surgery.

Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder announced the diagnosis on Sunday. Ware is also dealing with damage to his LCL. He'll get a second opinion, but in all likelihood, Ware will go under the knife. Third-round rookie Kareem Hunt will now proceed as the team's unquestioned workhorse and could finish the year in the RB1 conversation if all goes right.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 11:40:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Spencer Ware suffered damage to both his LCL and PCL in Friday night's preseason game.

Per RapSheet, initial tests were "inconclusive" as to the extent of Ware's injury, however, and all the Chiefs know is that he "will miss time." Previous reports suggested Ware could miss up to two months. Ware should be scratched off fantasy draft cheatsheets. Kareem Hunt is headed for feature back work.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 08:10:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Spencer Ware (knee) has a 2-8 week timetable.

Ware avoided ACL damage, but he is still looking at a multi-week absence. His status for the season opener is in doubt. Ware was already facing competition for carries before going down and isn't a lock to start when he returns. Coach Andy Reid confirmed Kareem Hunt will be Kansas City's new featured back.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 03:35:00 PM

The Chiefs are calling Spencer Ware's right knee injury a "sprain."

A source told NFL Network Ware's ACL is "believed to be intact," and Ware's season is "not expected to end." ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ware's PCL may have been affected. Either way, Ware is likely facing at least a multi-week absence, and we'd consider him extremely doubtful for Week 1, opening the door for impressive rookie Kareem Hunt to Pipp Ware on the depth chart.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:54:00 PM

Spencer Ware was carted off the field with a right knee injury in the Chiefs' third preseason game.

The Chiefs immediately ruled him out for the rest of the game, and Ware's injury looked severe enough that we are marking him "out indefinitely." Ware went down after a short reception as his knee buckled while approaching a Seahawks defender. He gripped the knee tightly and could put no weight on the leg as he made his way to the cart. Kareem Hunt is next up for carries in Kansas City, with Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller behind him.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 08:21:00 PM

Spencer Ware started Saturday's preseason game, but played only one snap.

Ware took the game's opening handoff for three yards and then gave way to Kareem Hunt. It was not injury related, as the Chiefs' announcers explained coach Andy Reid wanted to see what Hunt could do with the first-team offense. Hunt lit it up, turning 11 touches into 63 yards and a few big plays. It's confirmation Hunt is a legitimate contender for the Chiefs' starting job. Nothing is settled, but Ware is an extremely shaky RB2 pick.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 09:23:00 PM