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Jamaal Charles | Running Back | #25

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (73) / KC
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Coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (ACL) might not be cleared for training camp.
"We’ll have to see with Jamaal," said Reid. "You don’t want to take any steps back." Charles did some individual work at OTAs, but isn’t going to be full-go at the start of camp. Kansas City could rest Charles the entire preseason. Charles has setback risks coming off two knee surgeries in the last four years, but remains on track for Week 1. Jun 18 - 4:05 PM
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Jamaal Charles (ACL) will participate in individual drills at minicamp.

The Chiefs continue to baby Charles along, something that should continue through the early days of training camp. We doubt Charles gets a preseason carry this summer, but barring a setback, he'll be all systems go for Week 1.
Jun 14 - 1:18 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (ACL) could participate in minicamp.

Reid said the same thing before OTAs, but Charles ended up sitting out every session. Charles has said he will not participate in football activities until training camp "at the earliest." Even if he gets back on the field next week, he will be extremely limited. Charles is still on track to be 100 percent well before Week 1.
Jun 11 - 11:15 AM

Jamaal Charles (ACL) won't participate in football activities until training camp "at the earliest."

Charles was present at the Chiefs' OTA workout on Wednesday, but he did not practice. It should be expected that the team will take it slowly with its star running back as Charles recovers from his second career ACL tear at age 29.
Jun 1 - 9:54 PM

Coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles (ACL) will be a limited participant in OTAs.

The definition of limited is very broad, and ultimately we would not expect Charles to do much of anything. Still, any participation makes it more likely he is available for the start of training camp. Going on 30 and with serious competition in the backfield, Charles' name value will likely cause him to be over-drafted.
May 19 - 12:37 PM

Jamaal Charles (ACL) has resumed running, but he has yet to begin cutting.

Charles will sit out OTAs, but he fully expects to be ready for training camp. "I’ll be ready," Charles said. "I can’t wait." Going on 30, Charles should do little-to-nothing throughout the offseason program before ramping up at training camp. All indications have Charles on track for Week 1.
Apr 18 - 2:05 PM

The Chiefs fully expect Jamaal Charles (ACL) to be ready for training camp.

"We anticipate with no setbacks, they’ll be fine by the time we’re ready to go in July," said Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder, referring to Charles and CB Phillip Gaines (ACL). Burkholder added that Charles is doing "great." Before going down five games into last year, Charles was on pace for 1,731 yards from scrimmage and 16 TDs. He may come at a slight discount in 2016 fantasy drafts.
Mar 22 - 11:40 AM

Speaking Thursday, Chiefs GM John Dorsey said Jamaal Charles (torn ACL) is "well ahead of schedule" in his rehab.

Injury updates mean little this time of year, but "ahead of schedule" proclamations are always better than the inverse. Ultimately, Charles will probably miss the entire offseason program before being babied along through camp with an eye toward being full speed for Week 1.
Feb 25 - 1:26 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey fully expects Jamaal Charles to remain with the team for 2016.

"I love him to death, love how dirty tough he is," Dorsey said. "Yeah, he's a Chief." Going on 30, Charles is recovering from a torn ACL, but was averaging 5.1 yards per carry before going down in October. He's due an eminently reasonable $5.75 million between salary and bonuses in 2016. We'd expect the Chiefs to roll with more of a committee in an effort to keep Charles fresh and healthy, but there's little doubt he'll be the chairman.
Jan 21 - 2:39 PM

Chiefs GM John Dorsey "thinks" Jamaal Charles (torn right ACL) might be ahead of schedule.

It's the time of year where every injured player is ahead of schedule. Charles' health won't be worth speculating on until the Chiefs report for training camp. Three months removed from surgery, Charles should be on the probable side of questionable for Week 1 of 2016.
Jan 21 - 2:24 PM

Jamaal Charles underwent stem-cell treatment on his torn right ACL "a few days ago" to try and speed up the recovery.

Charles says he underwent stem-cell treatment when he underwent his initial surgery to repair the ligament he tore in Week 5 and recently had to go back for another small procedure at the six-week mark. "It went well," said Charles. Athletes have turned to stem-cell treatment in recent years. He should be ready in time for training camp this summer.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Chiefs placed RB Jamaal Charles on injured reserve with a torn right ACL, ending his season.

Charles has roughly 10 months to get ready for next year's training camp. Charles recovered smoothly from a torn left ACL in 2011, but was four years younger. He will almost certainly skip all of next preseason. Despite the injury and Charles' advancing age – he turns 29 in December — he'll remain a talent worth betting on next season. Charles' career 5.5 yards per carry is fourth all time. He's never posted a YPC below 5.0.
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 04:42:00 PM

A Monday MRI confirmed Jamaal Charles tore his right ACL in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Bears.

Their season already down the drain, the 1-4 Chiefs will turn to a committee of Charcandrick West and Knile Davis the rest of the way. Charles, who turns 29 later this year, should be ready for 2016 training camp assuming his recovery progresses as smoothly as it did after Charles tore his left ACL in 2011. Charles was the No. 1 overall fantasy running back through the season's first four games. That distinction now belongs to Atlanta's Devonta Freeman.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 05:32:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the "immediate fear" is Jamaal Charles suffered a torn right ACL based on "initial tests."

That's what it looked like on replay after Charles went down in a hurry on his third-quarter carry against the Bears. He was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game and will undergo an MRI on Monday. All signs point toward Charles being done for the season. Charcandrick West has been getting the vast majority of the work with Charles out of the game. He's a must-add in all formats.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 03:34:00 PM

Jamaarl Charles exited Week 5 against the Bears with a right knee injury.

Charles received a carry on 1st-and-goal from the nine-yard line. He tried to cut it back to the left, but his right knee buckled on the play. It was a non-contact injury and had the look of a potential season-ender. Charles laid on the field in obvious pain before getting carried off by teammate OLB Justin Houston and other members of the Chiefs. Charcandrick West is now in the game. Before leaving, Charles rushed 12 times for 58 yards and caught one ball for 26 yards.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Aaron Murray
3Kevin Hogan
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
3Spencer Ware
4Knile Davis
5Darrin Reaves
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Demarcus Robinson
4Frankie Hammond
5Tyreek Hill
WR21Albert Wilson
2Chris Conley
3Rod Streater
4Mike Williams
5Kashif Moore
WR31Chris Conley
TE1Travis Kelce
2James O'Shaughnessy
3Demetrius Harris
4Brian Parker
LT1Eric Fisher
2Reid Fragel
LG1Parker Ehinger
2Zach Fulton
3Jarrod Pughsley
4Garrick Mayweather
C1Mitch Morse
2Drew Nowak
3Daniel Munyer
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jordan Devey
3Zach Sterup
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos