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April 30, 2019 11:12 AM
Jamaal Charles: Retiring from football
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Charles is signing a one-day contract to retire with the Chiefs, 610 Sports Radio KC reports.

Charles played two games for Jacksonville in 2018, taking eight touches for 14 yards before he was released Oct. 22. He averaged 4.3 yards on 69 carries the previous season in Denver, but he hasn't looked remotely the same since suffering a torn ACL in 2015. The 32-year-old finishes his career with 1,407 carries for 7,563 yards and 44 touchdowns, along with 310 catches for 2,593 yards and 20 additional scores. Charles ranks fourth in league history with 5.4 yards per carry, trailing only Michael Vick (7.0), Randall Cunningham (6.4) and Marion Motley (5.7).

October 26, 2018 06:04 PM
Jamaal Charles: Works out with Ravens
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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.

October 23, 2018 06:48 PM
Jamaal Charles: Cut by Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 15, 2018 07:00 PM
Jaguars' Jamaal Charles: Receives six touches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2018 06:20 PM
Jaguars' Jamaal Charles: Expected to play in Week 6
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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.

October 9, 2018 07:16 PM
Jaguars' Jamaal Charles: Reaches deal with Jacksonville
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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.

October 9, 2018 07:16 PM
Jamaal Charles: Will audition for Jacksonville
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Charles is among the free-agent running backs that the Jaguars will work out this week to address their dwindling depth at the position, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A four-time Pro Bowler, Charles is arguably the most accomplished unsigned running back on the market, but the fact that he's on the wrong side of 30 years old and has never been a paragon of durability has resulted in teams expressing limited interest in his services. That won't prevent the Jaguars from at least taking a look at Charles with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) expected to miss at least one more game and Corey Grant (foot) ruled out for the season. As part of a backfield committee in Denver last season, Charles showed he could still be effective in a part-time role, rattling off 4.3 yards per carry across 14 games. If he impresses the Jaguars in his workout and earns a contract, Charles could dress as the team's No. 2 or 3 back in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

August 19, 2018 11:52 AM
Jamaal Charles: Washington visit on tap
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Charles is slated to visit with Washington on Sunday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

With Derrius Guice (knee) out for the season and both Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (lower leg) banged up, it's not surprising that Washington is looking to add some backfield depth. Charles has name recognition, but it's not clear what he has left in the tank. If he does end up signing with Washington, we wouldn't expect him to land a large role, at least initially, but the 31-year-old could provide the team with an additional change-of-pace option.

June 12, 2018 05:20 PM
Jamaal Charles: Meeting with New Orleans
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Charles is visiting the Saints on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With starting tailback Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Saints are looking at potential veteran options to work alongside breakout star Alvin Kamara. Charles is certainly on the down slope of what has been a successful NFL career, but he still could offer some productivity in a limited capacity. He appeared in 14 games with the Broncos last season and rushed for 296 yards on 69 carries.

January 11, 2018 12:52 AM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Ends season with 425 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles finished up 2017 with 296 yards and a touchdown on 69 carries and 129 yards on 23 catches. He fumbled twice on the season.

The Broncos never really seemed to have a sound plan for the shifty veteran, who ended up with a team-leading 4.3 yards per carry. He had 10 touches in each of the team's first three games, and then never cracked double digits again and didn't record a carry after Week 13's loss in Miami. It well could have been a situation of too many cooks in the kitchen as Denver tried to ride C.J. Anderson, develop Devontae Booker, and feature Charles all at the same time. By season's end, it was Charles who was forced out of the equation. It was an imperfect year with his boyhood team, and if Charles plays again in 2018 it will almost certainly be outside of Denver.

December 31, 2017 03:04 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Won't suit up Sunday vs. Chiefs
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Charles (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Rather than allowing Charles to suit up for a matchup with his former team, the Broncos will instead hold him out for the second straight game as head coach Vance Joseph clears the way for rookie De'Angelo Henderson to dress as the No. 3 running back. Charles was able to steer clear of the injury woes that plagued him in the past this season and averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry across 14 games in a part-time role with Denver. He'll be a free agent this offseason and will likely explore his options elsewhere after expressing disappointment with Denver's decision to make him inactive for the final two contests.

December 24, 2017 11:56 AM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Inactive for first time in 2017
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Charles (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

With appearances in each of the Broncos' prior 14 games this season, Charles has avoided the injury issues that had plagued him during his final two years in Kansas City. However, the veteran will be sidelined for the first time this season Sunday with the Broncos wanting to take a longer look at rookie sixth-round pick De'Angelo Henderson in the backfield. Since Charles signed a one-year deal with the Broncos this offseason and is bound for free agency after the campaign ends, it makes sense for Denver to give Henderson a glimpse to see if he's worthy of a more sizable role in 2018.

December 19, 2017 10:40 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Gets just two snaps Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles logged two of 79 offensive snaps during Thursday's 25-13 win at Indianapolis.

For the first time this campaign, Charles didn't record a touch, but it likely wasn't a coincidence that it came in the game in which he saw a season-low snap count. At this stage, it's safe to say the backfield is the domain of C.J. Anderson, and, to a lesser extent, Devontae Booker.

December 13, 2017 12:04 AM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Catches three passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles caught all three of his targets for 12 yards and did not record a rush during Denver's 23-0 win over the Jets on Sunday.

The veteran back slid back down to a No. 3 role on Sunday with just five offensive snaps behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With Denver out of the playoff race, some have wondered when Charles will give way to rookie De'Angelo Henderson, who has been inactive for much of the season. That doesn't seem likely at the moment. Head coach Vance Joseph has preached about Denver's commitment to try to win out and play veteran players while doing so. Charles might not see the inactive sheet, but he's unlikely to see much more of the field either with Anderson and Booker leading the way.

December 6, 2017 12:52 AM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Tallies 51 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles ran for 12 yards on three carries and added five catches for 39 yards during Sunday's 35-9 loss in Miami.

You'd have to go back to Week 3 for the last time the veteran picked up more than 50 yards in a game. Charles even saw the work of a No. 2 back for the first time in several weeks, seeing the field for 23 offensive snaps. At some point, however, it's going to make sense for Denver to look to the future with the playoffs now all but out of reach. When that happens, look for Denver to see what it has in Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson.

November 29, 2017 12:44 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Picks up 10 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles caught two passes for seven yards and added a three-yard run during Sunday's 21-17 loss to Oakland.

Heading into Week 11, Charles' season low in touches was six. He has that many in the last two games combined. The veteran has showed flashes of his old self this season, but it's likely that his December will be spent auditioning for a new team for 2018. Denver will need to look toward the future down the stretch, and that will mean plenty of looks for Devontae Booker and maybe even rookie De'Angelo Henderson, who has been inactive for much of the year.

November 22, 2017 08:40 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Sees just four snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles rushed for seven yards on three carries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.

The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devontae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.

November 14, 2017 10:40 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Runs for 38 yards
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Charles rushed for 38 yards on eight carries in Sunday's 41-16 loss to New England.

Charles has had a consistent role in Denver, totaling between eight and 10 touches in seven of nine games. The consistent production has been lacking, however, as he has not topped 50 total yards or scored since Week 3. He's flashed some of the wiggle that made him a star in Kansas City, but with a floundering offense and three-man rotation at running back, Charles isn't in position to turn that talent into much production.

November 9, 2017 03:20 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Snags four passes Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Charles rushed for one yard on four carries and added 23 yards on four catches in Sunday's 51-23 loss to the Eagles.

The Broncos have increased Charles' exposure in recent weeks, with the veteran logging 25 touches over the past three games. Despite the steady usage, Charles isn't a viable starting weekly starting options in most fantasy formats after worth having topped 25 total yards just once over the past four games with no touchdowns during that stretch.

November 1, 2017 12:12 PM
Broncos' Jamaal Charles: Fumbles in return
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Charles rushed for 39 yards on eight carries and added a five-yard catch in Monday's 29-19 loss in Kansas City. He lost a fumble during the contest.

Charles' first carry in his former home couldn't have gone much better as he weaved for an 18-yard gain. Two plays later, he lost the ball while struggling for a first down, and Kansas City returned it for a touchdown. It was Charles' second lost fumble of the season, and he's now been held under 40 rushing yards in four consecutive games. It's hard to tell whether he's been conserved by the Broncos' coaching staff or phased out. His 13 offensive snaps on Monday were well behind C.J. Anderson's 35 and Devontae Booker's 25.

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