Chiefs RB Spencer Ware restructures contract
Kansas City Chiefs running back Spencer Ware has restructured his contract to give the team more cap room and maybe help his chances to make the team.
Source: Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has restructured his deal, with $725K of his $1.45M base salary being converted into incentives. Ware has a very real shot at hitting those incentives and making the full $1.45M.
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Ware was scheduled to make $1.45 million this upcoming season and he can still make that if he hits his incentives.
Ware suffered a PCL injury during the preseason last year which caused him to miss the entire the season and put his roster spot this year into doubt.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid recently confirmed that Ware should be ready to go to start training camp.
“Really, the only two—(Ashton) Lampkin and De’Anthony Thomas are really the only two right now,” Reid said in his opening press conference via Arrowhead Pride. “We’re looking at all of them. You’ll see them here. Most of the guys who were banged up are here. This will be kind of a jump start. We’ll see how that goes, too. We’ll take it slow and see how they do.
Kareem Hunt is the bell cow and will get most of the work this season so the rest of the backs are competing for the second and third running back spot. Damien Williams (Miami Dolphins), Kerwynn Williams (Arizona Cardinals) and Darrel Williams (LSU Tigers) are also competing for roster spots so cutting down his salary might be the difference in him making the time.
With the cap hit being less now it makes it less likely they cut Ware to save cap space. They could still cut Ware because they feel the other running backs are better but it takes away the chances they cut him to save money.