Charles (knee) may return to action on Sunday night at Pittsburgh, Terez A. Paylor of Kansas City Star reports. "There's a chance he's out there this week," head coach Andy Reid said Monday.
Per usual, we're kicking off the week with news that Charles is drawing closer to his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season. In order to do so, he'll have to take a step up from work with the scout team and instead take part in team drills. Until he reaches that point, the Chiefs are likely comfortable entrusting the backfield to Spence Ware, who managed 75 yards on 20 carries and hauled in his sole target for eight yards during Sunday's dominating win against the Jets.
Ellerbe (quadricps) will not make his season debut in Monday's matchup with the Falcons, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
The veteran linebacker has yet to take the field this season as he recovers from a quadriceps injury. He projects to start at weakside linebacker when healthy, but Craig Robertson has been filling in at the position during his absence.
The Saints released Brown (calf) with an injury settlement Thursday, removing him from injured reserve, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Brown joined the Saints in May, adding a veteran presence to a receiving corps lacking in experience. However, he failed his pre-training camp physical due to a strained calf, which will bring his brief tenure in New Orleans to a close. The severity of the injury will likely determine when he receives a chance with another organization.