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  Seahawks | Jamaal Charles leaves Seattle with no deal    Thu Mar 16, 08:25 PM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) 'had a good visit' with the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, March 16, but ultimately left without signing a contract. Charles also may be visiting another team next week, though the identity of that franchise isn't known.

Footballguys view: With Eddie Lacy signed, it's hard to imagine the Seahawks are going to spend more money at the position, especially on an aging back who has been banged up. Charles should land somewhere but it will be as a backup we bet.

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  Seahawks | Jamaal Charles will meet with Seattle Wednesday    Mon Mar 13, 05:37 PM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) will visit the Seattle Seahawks Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks are looking for help in the backfield, and if healthy that's what Charles can provide. He may not be the same back he used to be, but Charles could at least fill a role as a change-of-pace back for a team like Seattle.

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  Seahawks | Jamaal Charles to meet with Seattle    Sun Mar 12, 07:12 PM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is scheduled to meet with the Seattle Seahawks in the near future.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks are looking at Adrian Peterson too. While Peterson could be a two-down thumper for Seattle, Charles would be more of a change-of-pace back.

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  Seahawks | Jamaal Charles has mutual interest in SEA    Thu Mar 9, 08:27 AM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) has mutual interest in the Seattle Seahawks, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Seahawks are going to keep trying to figure out the backfield. Coming off an injury-plagued season, Charles may still have something left in the tank, though he would be fighting with Thomas Rawls, CJ Prosise and Alex Collins for snaps.

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  NFL | Jamaal Charles not attracting much interest    Sun Mar 5, 01:03 PM

Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is finding a cool market for his services at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Footballguys view: Charles has only played in eight games over the last two years and he was released by Kansas City on a failed physical designation. The Eagles could have the most interest in Charles, but he's not likely to get anything more than a "prove it" one-year deal.

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  Eagles | Philly to consider Jamaal Charles    Wed Mar 1, 09:19 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested Wednesday, March 1, he will look into whether or not free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) is a fit in Philadelphia. Pederson served as Charles' offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2013-15.

Footballguys view: We could see Charles worked in as a receiver out of the backfield and change-of-pace runner for the Eagles. The price tag has to be right, but the Eagles may be the best destination for Charles due to his previous working relationship with Pederson.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles failed physical    Tue Feb 28, 09:03 PM

Updating a previous story, Free-agent RB Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) was released Tuesday, Feb. 28, with a 'failed physical' designation.

Footballguys view: The health of his knees will determine how many are lined up to sign the veteran back. He could still work as a change-of-pace back with the right team. We could see a team like the Cowboys adding him.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles released    Tue Feb 28, 03:13 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was released Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Footballguys view: This move was expected as the Chiefs need cap space and releasing Charles frees up $6.2 million. Charles is reportedly healthy, but he's only played eight games over the last two years and hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2012. We feel teams like the Cowboys could show interest in Charles as a change-of-pace back.

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  Chiefs | KC set to release Jamaal Charles    Tue Feb 28, 02:16 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is expected to be released by the team Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to multiple sources.

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  Eagles | Jamaal Charles an option for Eagles?    Sat Feb 25, 02:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles could be an option for the Philadelphia Eagles if he is released by the Chiefs, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Tim McManus.

Footballguys view: The move would make sense for both sides. The Eagles will be looking to add at running back this offseason and Charles has worked with head coach Doug Pederson when Pederson was the offensive coordinator of the Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles expected to be released    Sun Feb 12, 05:55 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is expected to be released this offseason in order for the team to create salary cap space.

Footballguys view: Charles has a $6.1 million cap number in 2017, and there's no dead money remaining on his contract. The Chiefs have only $4 million in cap space, and they want to sign both DT Dontari Poe and S Eric Berry to long-term deals. Releasing Charles is a virtual lock.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles hopes to be ready for 2017    Thu Feb 9, 01:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is working hard in order to be ready for the 2017 season, according to general manager John Dorsey. Dorsey said he does not know what will happen in March but sees Charles as a member of the team at this point.

Footballguys view: The backfield didn't perform quite as well as we expected, so Charles might actually have a place when he returns. We see the backfield as a bit of a mess in that case, though Spencer Ware has the highest upside of the group.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could be released    Sun Jan 22, 12:42 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles may be a candidate to be released this offseason because he is scheduled to make $7 million in 2017 and dealt with knee injuries this season.

Footballguys view: It's a brutal game y'all. It would be great to see Charles end his career with the Chiefs, but the business side of things always kicks in at some point. His $7 million cap number won't fly, so expect things to change for the veteran back. Charles could return if the two sides can agree on a restructured contract.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles wants to keep playing    Tue Jan 10, 01:40 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) stated on his website recently that he wants to continue playing.

Footballguys view: Charles has a $7 million cap number in 2017, and the Chiefs might want to move on with that salary (and no dead money left on the contract). Over the last two years, Charles has only played in eight games. When healthy, Charles still has the speed to gash defenses quickly. He'd get some interest on the open market if the Chiefs release him.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles' season over    Thu Dec 22, 10:53 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was not activated from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 21, and his season is over.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return for playoffs    Thu Dec 8, 04:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is doing well in his recovery from two knee surgeries. He is hopeful that he'll be able to return for the playoffs.

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  Chiefs | Second scope good for Jamaal Charles    Thu Nov 17, 04:51 PM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could return to the field this season thanks to his second knee scope. A return in late December or in the playoffs is still possible. Without the second scope, Charles would not have been able to return at all this season.

Footballguys view: This is Spencer Ware'sjob now so we don't know what role Charles would have if he returned. Is this the end of Charles in Kansas City? A storyline for the off season.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles undergoes surgery    Thu Nov 17, 01:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday, Nov. 14.

Footballguys view: There was some hope that Charles could return for the playoffs, but this surgery might have dashed those. The Chiefs will move forward with Spencer Ware as their lead back and Charcandrick West as his primary backup.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return in January    Sun Nov 6, 10:29 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could resume playing as soon as Week 17's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a source. However, it is more likely that he would be available for a potential postseason run.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could return this year    Thu Nov 3, 08:22 AM

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) had successful surgery Wednesday, Nov. 2, and there's a chance he could return this year.

Footballguys view: We don't know what the backfield will look like at that point, as Spencer Ware is currently hurt. Charcandrick West gets the start this week against Jacksonville and is a solid RB1 start. Charles may not get much burn when he gets back and "when" that happens is ephemeral, so don't kill yourself keeping him on the roster if another, better option who can contribute now is on the waiver wire.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles having surgery    Wed Nov 2, 09:34 AM

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Nov. 2. A source said Dr. James Andrews wants to take a look at the knee with a scope to determine the necessary procedure and will communicate with the Chiefs' medical staff after he is finished.

Footballguys view: Charles has his season cut short as he's likely done for the year. By cutting him open, the doctors should be able to see what's been the problem.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles heads to IR, facing surgery    Tue Nov 1, 05:56 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nov. 1. After visiting Dr. James Andrews, it appears Charles will need a second surgery on his surgically-repaired knee. The severity is unclear.

Footballguys view: Doctors don't seem to know what is causing the pain in Charles' knee. He'll likely be shut down for the year, and the Chiefs will turn to guys like Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware in his absence. Ware has a concussion, and we'll have to see if he can be cleared to resume practicing later this week.

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  Chiefs | Week 8 Inactives    Sun Oct 30, 11:42 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared OT Bryan Witzmann, CB D.J. White, RB Jamaal Charles, OG Jordan Devey, TE Ross Travis, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Charcandrick West will be the backup to Spencer Ware with Charles out. Charles could be out for an extended period.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to miss game    Fri Oct 28, 07:16 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 28, and has been ruled out for Week 8.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles knee     Fri Oct 28, 04:11 PM

Updating a previous story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) had a setback in his surgically repaired right knee in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid admitted Friday, Oct. 28, that Charles' knee 'acted up'.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles will sit vs. Colts    Fri Oct 28, 03:39 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware is an elite RB1 fantasy play against the thin Colts run defense. His receiving ability makes him game script proof if Andrew Luck builds a lead early at home against the Chiefs.

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  Chiefs | Limited practice Jamaal Charles     Thu Oct 27, 08:39 PM

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 27.

Footballguys view: We actually don't expect Charles to go this week, which makes Spencer Ware a lock-down RB1.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited    Wed Oct 26, 06:24 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Footballguys view: We shouldn't see that much of Charles. The Chiefs are moving forward with Spencer Ware, and he's a RB1 for fantasy owners. Even if Charles plays, he should be quite limited as he continues to deal with this knee problem.

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  Chiefs | KC downplays Jamaal Charles lack of use    Mon Oct 24, 01:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited to one carry on two snaps in a Week 7 win over the New Orleans Saints. Head coach Andy Reid told the media, 'His leg wasn't feeling right. That was it.'

Footballguys view: Charles isn't himself, and there's no need to give him a larger workload with the way that Spencer Ware is playing. Rinse, repeat what we've seen the last two weeks (lots of Ware, barely any Charles) and you have the Chiefs likely gameplan going forward.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in win    Sun Oct 23, 10:26 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was active in the Week 7 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he played a limited role due to swelling in his surgically-repaired knee. He had just one carry in the first half.

Footballguys view: Charles reportedly MRIs on both knees recently in a bad sign for his ability to get right soon. He may not look like his old self this year, but this is great news for Spencer Ware owners, who will have an RB1 for as long as it takes Charles to regain form.

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  Chiefs | KC optimistic about Jamaal Charles    Sun Oct 23, 11:04 AM

Contrary to a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs are optimistic that RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will be able to see limited snaps in Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to multiple sources. He will be tested in pregame warmups before the club decides whether or not to deactivate him.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware is a must start in this matchup, and Charles should be avoided even if active.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could miss Sunday's game    Sun Oct 23, 09:22 AM

There is a possibility that Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) could be inactive for Week 7's game against the New Orleans Saints, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware elevates to must-start this week against the Saints run defense that has given up eight touchdowns to running backs in the last three games.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles has swelling in knee    Fri Oct 21, 02:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 21, due to some swelling in his surgically repaired knee and will be listed as questionable for Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware moves up to strong RB1 status with this news. New Orleans has been giving up touchdowns to running backs in bunches this year and it sounds like Charles workload is going to be scaled back if he plays.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not ready for full load    Mon Oct 17, 03:58 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) continues to see increased activity, but he is still not ready to assume the full workload according to head coach Andy Reid.

Footballguys view: Charles is asking for more work, but the team still used Spencer Ware as the primary back. Going forward, that should be the case for the Chiefs. Ware can do the heavy lifting as Charles is continually eased back into action. This is a smart move for both players as it should help keep them fresh for what the Chiefs hope is a playoff run.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles ready for more work    Wed Oct 12, 02:39 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) said he is just as fast as he was before he suffered his knee injury and is ready for more work against the Oakland Raiders in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to take note here. The Chiefs had a bye last week, and now they travel to play the Raiders in Week 6. Charles could put up RB2 numbers (at least) now that he's healthy and will likely have a larger role.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in return    Mon Oct 3, 01:40 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) made his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He ran twice for seven yards and had no receptions on one target.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs get a bye in Week 5, so Charles will get more rest. When they return in Week 6 on the road against the Raiders, perhaps we'll see more from Charles.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to make '16 debut Sunday    Fri Sep 30, 02:57 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will make his season debut in the team's Week 4 contest Sunday, Oct. 2, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Charles will likely still take a back seat to Spencer Ware in his first game back, so he should remain on your bench. It's possible that Charcandrick West's injury forced the Chiefs hand here, but it's still a good sign that the team did not take advantage of next week's bye to get Charles another week of rest before returning.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited in practice    Thu Sep 29, 11:27 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Footballguys view: It's difficult to imagine Charles being back this week with the Chiefs on bye in Week 5 and still no full practice for the star running back. Spencer Ware will likely get another start at Pittsburgh and he's worth a RB2 slot because of his involvement in the passing game and usage trending up with Charcandrick West hurting.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited again    Wed Sep 28, 08:48 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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  Chiefs | KC remaining cautious with Jamaal Charles    Mon Sep 26, 02:00 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) appears to have a decent chance to make his season debut in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Andy Reid admitted the team is being 'very cautious' in regards to Charles.

Footballguys view: With the way that Spencer Ware is running, the Chiefs have no need to rush Charles back into action. We could see him this week against the Steelers, but if Charles does play we'd expect him to be quite limited in his first week back.

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  Chiefs | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 25, 03:23 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR De'Anthony Thomas, OT Jah Reid, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Kenneth Acker, OG Parker Ehinger, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware will get another start, but expectations are lower against the rough Jets run defense.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles won't play Sunday    Sun Sep 25, 09:56 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) will not play in Week 3's game against the New York Jets, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware gets another start. He's not as attractive against the tough Jets defense, but his heavy involvement in the passing game makes him game script proof. Consider Ware a solid RB2 this week despite the matchup.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles doubtful for Week 3    Fri Sep 23, 03:55 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is unlikely to play in Week 3 against the New York Jets. While most of his work in practice this week was on the scout team, head coach Andy Reid said Charles saw a bit of first-team work as well.

Footballguys view: It's difficult to make sense out of this because Charles was reportedly looking good all summer and activated from the PUP list on August 16th. He could have had a setback, but then his practice with the scout team doesn't make sense while he is healing. It is a fishy situation, which means we don't want to undersell Spencer Ware in trade talks or give up full value to get Charles. We can't be sure what we are getting when he returns, or when he will return.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles still limited Thursday    Thu Sep 22, 06:53 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was a limited participant in practice for the second day in a row Thursday, September 22.

Footballguys view: We should see Spencer Ware as the lead back for the Chiefs on Sunday. Charles is likely to be shut down for a bit longer.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles likely to sit again    Thu Sep 22, 01:58 AM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is likely to sit again in Week 3. Head coach Andy Reid said Wednesday, Sept. 21, that 'another week is going to help him. We'll just see.'

Footballguys view: If that's the case, Spencer Ware could be a nice addition to your lineup as a solid RB2. The Jets are tough, but Ware should be able to find some room to move.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles limited     Wed Sep 21, 07:53 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles' Week 3 status uncertain    Mon Sep 19, 01:36 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) 'looked better' in practice last week, but head coach Andy Reid was noncommittal when asked about his status for Week 3 against the New York Jets.

Footballguys view: Even if Charles plays, the team is likely to ease him into the lineup. This situation is worth monitoring -- especially for those waiting on Charles return. However, don't immediately plug him in with your starters his first week back.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles to miss another game    Sun Sep 18, 12:02 PM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Chiefs | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 18, 11:54 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs have declared WR De'Anthony Thomas, RB Jamaal Charles, CB Kenneth Acker, OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, OG Parker Ehinger, LB Sam Barrington, QB Tyler Bray inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Spencer Ware will get another start this week. The Chiefs top two guards are out, which will hurt them more on passing downs than run downs, as the backups are better in the running game.

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  Chiefs | Jamaal Charles could play next week    Sun Sep 18, 10:02 AM

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (knee) is expected to make his season debut against the New York Jets in Week 3, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Charles won't be trustworthy against a tough Jets run defense, but it will be comforting for his fantasy owners to see him out there nonetheless. Spencer Ware's run in our lineups will likely end next week, but he should stashed as the highest value handcuff this side of DeAngelo Williams. It is also possible that the Chiefs keep Ware more involved after his stellar Week 1 performance.

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