Charles re-signed with the Browns on Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. The Browns will bring Charles back at a lower price after they declined to extend him a restricted free-agent tender. The 28-year-old is a depth tight end with the versatility to line up as a fullback or H-back, though he played more snaps on special teams (265) than offense (173) in 2018.
The Browns declined to tender Charles a contract for 2019, making him an unrestricted free agent, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports. Charles finished the 2018 season on injured reserve due to an ankle/foot injury. Prior to getting hurt, he recorded three receptions for 23 yards in 13 games. The 28-year-old has been deployed mostly as a blocker throughout his career and will likely continue to work in that capacity at his next stop.
Charles (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Thursday. Charles was primarily used on special teams throughout the 2018 campaign, but his season will be shortened to 13 games due to a foot injury. The reserve tight end caught three passes for 23 yards on five targets in his first year with the Browns.
Charles (ankle) was unable to take the practice field Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. After missing his second straight practice Wednesday, Charles' status for Saturday's game against the Broncos is beginning to look bleaker. A clearer picture should arrive when the team releases its injury report Thursday.
Charles (ankle) isn't participating in Tuesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Charles has seen snaps in every game in 2018 for the Browns, and it's unclear when he picked up the ankle injury. The Georgia product has only caught three passes for 23 yards this season, so he likely won't have fantasy value even if he does suit up in Sunday's game.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/17||@New York Jets||6||4.88|
|3||09/23||Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|5||10/08||@San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|8||10/27||@New England Patriots||18||7.37|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||2||2||25||0||0||12.50||2|