Charles had a recent workout with the Ravens, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Charles was the most notable of a group that included Charcandrick West, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Akrum Wadley and Dare Ogunbowale. The Ravens likely are doing their due diligence with only three running backs on the 53-man roster and two (Kenneth Dixon, knee; De'Lance Turner, hamstring) on injured reserve. In his two-game stint with the Jaguars earlier this month, Charles earned 20 offensive snaps, which he turned into eight touches for 14 yards from scrimmage.
The Jaguars released Charles on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Charles' two-game run in Jacksonville has come to an end, with 14 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. The addition of Carlos Hyde late last week was the death knell for this move. Charles will now wait for a call from another organization with a need for RB help.
Charles rushed five times for five yards and caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys. The Jaguars' offense struggled to do anything against the Cowboys, but T.J. Yeldon dominated the snaps -- playing 31 of 48 -- and touches with 41 yards on eight carries while catching three of five targets for 29 yards. Charles was decently involved despite being on the team for less than a week, but the Jags ran only 48 offensive plays and didn't score until mid-way through the third quarter, making it difficult to glean anything of value in the lopsided result. The 32-year-old should remain firmly behind Yeldon for backfield work if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is unable to return in Week 7.
The Jaguars plan to keep Charles active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, with the 31-year-old expected to fill a part-time role behind starting running back T.J. Yeldon, the Associated Press reports. After Charles agreed Tuesday on a one-year deal with Jacksonville, the team ruled lead back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) out for Week 6 a day later, allowing both Yeldon and Charles to temporarily move up a spot on the depth chart. Rookie Dave Williams was also added from the Broncos' practice squad to bolster Jacksonville's backfield depth, but he's not a serious candidate to immediately steals snaps from Yeldon and Charles, both of whom are more proven NFL options. With Fournette possibly out until after the Jaguars' Week 9 bye, Charles should get at least couple weeks to prove he can still contribute in the league, though it's expected that Yeldon will handle the bulk of the backfield touches in the interim. Despite his status as a four-time Pro Bowler, Charles is probably only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy leagues, unless he cuts into Yeldon's workload more than anticipated.
The Jaguars signed Charles to a contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Charles came to terms with Jacksonville shortly after he completed a workout with the team. The 31-year-old hadn't gained much traction in free agency since the new league year opened, but after mostly staying healthy and averaging 4.3 yards per carry in a reserve role for Denver last season, he proved he still has something left in the tank. Charles could factor immediately into the Jaguars' backfield rotation Sunday against the Cowboys, as the team is lacking in established depth beyond T.J. Yeldon, with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) expected to sit out another week and Corey Grant (foot) on injured reserve.
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