The Oakland Raiders will likely have a new starting running back in 2019 with Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin both not expected to return to the team.
They have already signed one new running back, inking former New York Jet Isaiah Crowell to a one-year contract. It appears they are not done yet though as they have been linked to some of the top running backs in the draft, and they also reportedly worked out Robert Turbin on Thursday in Oakland.
It appears Turbin is not the only guy they worked out on Thursday, as according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, they also worked out former Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West:
Along with former #Colts RB Robert Turbin, the #Raiders also worked out RB Charcandrick West, source said. Both are in wait-and-see mode until after the draft
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2019
West spent the last five seasons with the Chiefs after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Abilene Christian. In 52 career games, West has carried the ball 268 times for 998 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has 77 career receptions for 589 yards and six touchdowns.
His best season was in 2015 when he had 160 carries for 634 yards and four touchdowns in addition to 20 receptions for 214 yards and one touchdown. He did not get much work in 2018, appearing in just three games for Kansas City.
West is more known to be a change-of-pace back, although the Raiders already have Jalen Richard to fill that role barring him being traded or released.