RB Jamaal Charles - Free Agent
|5-11, 200||Born: 12-27-1986||College: Texas||Drafted: Round 3|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 7 vs NO (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jamaal Charles' road back to the Chiefs' starting lineup hit a bump this week. The multi-talented back only touched the ball once, and was quickly snuffed out as he tried to bounce it outside. The game script meant there was no urgent need to insert Charles into the lineup, as Spencer Ware continues to run the ball efficiently.
2016 Week 6 vs OAK (9 / 33 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
In his second game back from an ACL injury that occurred during the 2015 season, Charles looked very much like his old self. He ran the ball nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 14 yards. Charles had several nice rushes, including an off-tackle run to the right side where Charles patiently allowed his blockers to create a hole for him to bust through. He showcased his trademark burst, and was able to break the run for a 17 yard gain. What really convinced me that Charles was close to full health, was a red zone run that came on a first and four from the Oakland four yard line. Setting himself up on the ten yard line, the Chiefs ran motion in the backfield from the left to the right side forcing the Oakland defense off-balance for a split second. Alex Smith timed the snap perfectly, and handed off to Charles who by now had a full head of steam moving towards the left sideline. It was vintage Charles from there, as he put his left foot in the ground and cut hard inside where he powered through the Oakland defense for a touchdown. With Spencer Ware playing so well, Charles has been allowed the luxury of working his way back into game shape, and it appears that he is very close to being completely healthy and in top football shape. It will be very interesting to see how the Chiefs divide snaps between Ware and Charles moving forward, but it appears that both are viable fantasy options on a team that would like to run the ball 30+ times each week.
2016 Week 4 vs PIT (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Charles made his 2016 debut on Sunday night, but was brought along very slowly in a game that got out of head very quickly. Charles rushed the ball two times for seven yards, and although it was a limited sample size, he did not look hobbled and popped right back up after taking a solid hit on his second rush. We will have to wait for next week to see just how Charles responds to extended carries, and to what extent those carries will be divided between he and Spencer Ware.
Latest NewsSeahawks | 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. Our 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.
link to story 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. Our 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.
link to story 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. Our 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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