Elijah McGuire
Elijah McGuire
26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2020 Fantasy Outlook
McGuire spent the 2019 season on the Chiefs' practice squad and signed a reserve/future contract from the team in early February. While he should be given an opportunity to compete for a 53-man roster spot in training camp and the preseason, McGuire profiles as the underdog in a battle with second-year back Darwin Thompson, third-year pro Darrel Williams and offseason signee DeAndre Washington. Williams was solid in his limited action for the Chiefs the past couple seasons, and Washington contributed on Oakland's 53-man roster each of the last four campaigns. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Chiefs in February of 2020.
Signs reserve/future contract
RBKansas City Chiefs
February 4, 2020
McGuire signed a reserve/future contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, according to the NFL's official transaction report.
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The running back initially signed to the Chiefs' practice squad back in November and he'll now get a chance to develop in the Chiefs system this offseason. Both LeSean McCoy and Spencer Ware are slated to become free agents this offseason which could give McGuire added reps this spring.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Elijah McGuire's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
214 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.56 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.26 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Injuries at the position freed up the starting running back job for McGuire late last season, and he responded by turning 67 carries and nine catches into 304 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns over the final four weeks. A busy offseason that saw the team bring in veteran free agents Le'Veon Bell and Ty Montgomery will relegate McGuire to a backup role at best, but the 2017 sixth-rounder shouldn't have a problem making the roster and could gain fantasy relevance should Bell get hurt.
A 2017 sixth-round pick, McGuire is a shifty running back whose value should come primarily from catching the ball out of the backfield. He rushed 88 times for 315 yards and added 177 yards on 17 receptions as a rookie, making a decent to stay involved for 2018. He was expected to get some touches as the Jets' likely No. 3 running back, the plan may have been derailed by a foot fracture suffered in late July. With his recovery timeline estimated at six weeks, McGuire could open the regular season on the PUP list, which would rule him out until Week 7.
McGuire's first two collegiate seasons were nothing short of excellent, as the 5-10, 214-pounder averaged 7.9 yards per carry, while scoring 22 touchdowns on just 269 carries. He was, however, limited over his last two years due to lingering foot issues that sapped most of his explosiveness. He was an excellent pass catcher in college, a skill that didn't diminish with his injuries, and it will be the key to any playing time this season as he tries to carve out a role behind Bilal Powell and Matt Forte, two players he could certainly learn from given their own receiving skills.
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Inks practice-squad deal
RBFree Agent
November 26, 2019
McGuire signed with the Chiefs' practice squad Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
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Receives interest from Houston
RBFree Agent
November 12, 2019
McGuire worked out for the Texans recently, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
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Bumped off practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 23, 2019
McGuire was released off the Browns' practice squad Tuesday.
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Joins Browns' practice squad
RBFree Agent
September 21, 2019
McGuire has been added to the Browns' practice squad.
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Waived by Cleveland
RBFree Agent
September 19, 2019
The Browns waived McGuire on Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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