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.
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.
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.
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 downslope of what has been a successful NFL career, but he still could potentially offer up some productivity in a limited capacity. He appeared in 14 games with the Broncos last season and rushed for 296 yards on 69 carries.
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|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||10||190||1120||5.9||76||7||9||54|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||6||230||1467||6.4||80||5||10||70|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||12||83||6.9||24||0||2||3|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||15||285||1509||5.3||91||5||11||62|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||259||1287||5.0||46||12||6||72|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||206||1033||5.0||63||9||6||50|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5||71||364||5.1||34||4||2||21|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||12||40||3.3||17||1||0||3|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||2||27||272||10.1||75||1||2||1||9|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||10||40||297||7.4||49||1||3||1||11|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||6||45||468||10.4||31||3||7||0||21|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||5||9||1.8||9||1||0||0||2|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||15||35||236||6.7||22||1||1||0||11|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||70||693||9.9||71||7||8||2||32|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||15||40||291||7.3||30||5||3||0||15|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5||21||177||8.4||26||1||2||0||10|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||2||14||7.0||16||0||0||0||1|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||15||321||21.4||40||0||1|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||36||925||25.7||97||1||5|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
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|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||7||7.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||5||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||4||3||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||16||3||2||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||16||5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||15||4||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||15||5||3||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||5||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|