Source – Chiefs bring back RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Chiefs have agreed to re-sign Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal, a source has confirmed.

The return of Edwards-Helaire gives the Chiefs some depth at the position behind infielder Isiah Pacheco and comes on the same day the team hosted free agent running back JK Dobbins for a visit.

Edwards-Helaire has not lived up to the promise the Chiefs saw in him when they drafted him in the first round in 2020. He did sit out a full season in 2023 after being plagued by injuries his first three seasons but did so as a backup behind him. Pacheco, who took over the starting job in the 2022 season.

Edwards-Helaire finished with 223 yards rushing last season as the Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII in overtime against the San Francisco 49ers.

He led the Chiefs in rushing as a rookie with 803 yards but late-season injuries to his ankle and hip left him at less than full strength in the playoffs and the Chiefs' Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Edwards-Helaire, 24, missed six games in 2021 with an MCL sprain and his production was down. He finished second on the team in rushing that season with 517 yards.

In 2022, a sprained ankle kept him out of seven games. Before his injury, he lost his starting spot to Pacheco, who was the regular starter in the Chiefs' Super Bowl LVII win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Edwards-Helaire finished the season with 302 yards rushing.

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In his four seasons, Edwards-Helaire averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 441 attempts for 1,845 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 89 passes for 765 yards and seven more touchdowns.

News of the Edwards-Helaire trade was first reported by NFL Network.

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