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Top Orson Charles News

  • Orson Charles: Waived by Broncos

    The Broncos waived Charles on Friday, Ben Swanson of the team's official website reports.

    Charles was picked up by the team earlier in the week, but a need for pass-rushing depth has led to his quick departure. The 28-year-old will could potentially end up on the Broncos' practice squad if he clears waivers.

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  • Broncos' Orson Charles: Inks deal with Broncos

    Charles signed with the Broncos on Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

    Charles spent time with the Broncos during the preseason, but he last played in the NFL during the 2018 campaign, catching three passes for 23 yards over 13 games with the Browns. The 28-year-old was brought in to fill the roster spot left by placing fullback Andy Janovich (elbow) on IR. Traditionally a tight end, Charles also has proved his capability to play fullback, so he figures to back up Andrew Beck at the position.

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  • Broncos' Orson Charles: Latches on with Denver

    The Broncos signed Charles on Wednesday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

    Charles was let go by Cleveland just 10 days ago but found a new home in the AFC on Wednesday. His signing will boost the depth at the tight end position, considering the team just placed Bug Howard (ankle) on IR. The 28-year-old hauled in just three passes on five targets for 23 yards last season.

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  • Orson Charles: Let go by Browns

    Cleveland waived Charles on Sunday.

    In 13 games with the Browns last season, Charles brought in three receptions on five targets for 23 yards while recording 174 snaps on offense and 245 snaps on special teams. Cleveland originally declined to tender the 28-year-old a contract for 2019, and instead re-signed him at a lower price in early April. In a corresponding move, the Browns used the vacant roster spot to sign fellow tight end Rico Gathers, who is still facing a one-game suspension.

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  • Browns' Orson Charles: Staying in Cleveland

    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.

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  • Orson Charles: Hits free agency

    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.

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  • Browns' Orson Charles: Placed on IR

    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.

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  • Browns' Orson Charles: Misses practice again

    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.

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  • Browns' Orson Charles: Not practicing Tuesday

    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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  • Browns' Orson Charles: Signed by Cleveland

    Charles signed a contract with the Browns on Monday, the team's official site reports.

    Charles, who was a fourth-round selection by the Bengals in 2012, appeared in five games with the Chiefs last season, hauling in two passes for 53 yards on two targets. He'll add depth at tight end during training camp, as the team needed another body at the position following Seth DeValve's recent thigh injury.

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  • Orson Charles: Released by Chiefs

    The Chiefs released Charles on Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

    Charles removal from the roster comes on the heels of the team trading the Browns for Randall Telfer for some added depth at tight end Wednesday. The 27-year-old Charles caught just two passes for 53 yards and logged only 63 offenses snaps last season for the Chiefs behind Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris and will now be free to catch on with another team.

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  • Chiefs' Orson Charles: Promoted to active roster

    Charles was promoted to the Chiefs' active roster Tuesday.

    Charles signed with the Chiefs back in June before ultimately ending up on the team's practice squad. The exact reason for Tuesday's promotion isn't clear, but Charles will likely be used as a depth option at tight end behind Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris.

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  • Bears' Pernell McPhee: No timeline for return after knee procedure

    Head coach John Fox said that McPhee had a cleanup procedure on the knee he had repaired in the offseason, but there's no timetable for his return, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    McPhee can be a difference-maker when healthy, but since joining the Bears, he's struggled to stay on the field consistently. Until more details emerge about his timeline, he should be avoided in IDP drafts.

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  • Bears' Pernell McPhee: Begins training camp on PUP list

    McPhee (knee) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

    For the second time in as many seasons, McPhee won't be available from the get-go of camp. However, this time it actually comes as a surprise considering he was available for most of the spring workouts. Fortunately, he'll be able to rejoin his teammates whenever he gains medical clearance from team doctors.

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  • Chiefs' Orson Charles: Signs with Chiefs

    Charles signed a contract with the Chiefs on Thursday.

    Charles spent time with the Lions last season and will now look to make the Kansas City roster as a depth tight end and special teams player. He'll likely be competing with Ross Travis and Gavin Escobar for the final tight end slot.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 257 lbs
Birthplace: Tampa, FL, USA
Age: 31
School: Georgia
Experience: 4