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Report: Edwards-Helaire returning to Chiefs on 1-year deal

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The Kansas City Chiefs are re-signing running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire to a one-year deal, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Edwards-Helaire hit free agency for the first time in his career in 2024 after the Chiefs declined the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The 2020 32nd overall pick amassed 1,100 scrimmage yards in Year 1 but hasn't been able to replicate that production in recent years.

The 24-year-old, who's missed 20 games due to injury since entering the NFL, had a career-low 70 rushing attempts for 223 yards (3.2 per carry) and one touchdown in 15 appearances in 2023 while serving as the team's second option behind Isiah Pacheco. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes also set a career high with 75 carries last year.

The Chiefs have been looking for running back depth and also met with free agent J.K. Dobbins earlier on Tuesday. The meeting between Kansas City and the former Baltimore Ravens rusher was productive for both sides, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic.

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