Chiefs' Jamaal Charles: Still not ready for full workload
Head coach Andy Reid said Charles still isn't ready for an every-down role, the Kansas City Star reports.
Charles had a key role in Sunday's 26-10 win over Oakland, taking nine carries for 33 yards and a touchdown, with another 14 yards on two receptions. Spencer Ware still had a 26-11 advantage in touches and a 40-15 lead in snaps, finishing with 163 scrimmage yards and a touchdown of his own. Given that Ware has produced 5.3 yards per carry while proving more than capable as a receiver, Charles will likely have to share the backfield even when/if he's considered ready for a full workload. Charles often split snaps and touches early in his career, but he served as one of the NFL's few three-down workhorses the past three seasons, often logging more than 80 percent of the snaps in a game. While his workload should increase as the season progresses, a return to the 2013-15 level is unlikely.