San Diego RB Jackie Battle, 28, spent the first five years of his career with the Chiefs. The bulk of his playing time on offense came last season when he had 149 carries for 597 yards and two touchdowns. He also had nine catches for 68 yards.
"We were in the market for a running back," General Manager A.J. Smith said. "We've been talking to Jackie Battle for a while. We think he's an outstanding player. He's been added for depth. We feel he has triple value. He is an outstanding special teamer. He's also a good running back and can help us at fullback."