The move makes sense because West knows the playbook and will fit right in, filling the void created on the roster by Kareem Hunt. Rapoport went on to say his understanding is Anderson had a really good workout and is ready if needed. HC Andy Reid said he's ready to use a committee approach at RB, so West could get some carries but probably won't be fantasy relevant. West will likely be used more in the passing game.
West is a trusted veteran in Andy Reid's system, so it speaks volumes that he was cut. This is a vote of confidence in the health of Spencer Ware, who tore his PCL before the 2017 season. The Chiefs will save $1.7 million against the cap.