The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly are thinking about taking a chance on Lawrence Phillips.
The Chiefs have made initial contact with a representative of Phillips, according to the Kansas City Star. The troubled former Nebraska back was released by the St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins.
Coach Marty Schottenheimer said he had not decided whether to have Phillips come in for a workout. The Chiefs, who broke training camp in River Falls, Wis., on Friday, will host Jacksonville in an exhibition game on Saturday.
"I have no plans to talk to him as we speak," Schottenheimer said on Thursday. "Nothing will happen until we get back to Kansas City."
The Chiefs are in need of help at running back.
Donnell Bennett has struggled this summer in his bid to replace the retired Marcus Allen. And his backups have not looked promising.
"When we look at where we are right now, running back and linebacker are the two positions where we don't have as much depth as we'd like, certainly not experienced depth," Schottenheimer said.
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