"I think he's got a lot in the tank," coach Andy Reid said. “We're going to keep using him. He's a good football player and he enjoys playing the game, so we'll keep getting him the football."
Jamaal Charles gets $8.3 million guaranteed
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/24/14)Jamaal Charles' four-year contract extension includes $8.3 million guaranteed but no guaranteed money beyond this season, reports Pro Football Talk. The Chiefs' star running back is now signed through 2017.
Jamaal Charles more than doubles his salary
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/23/14) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles received a two-year contract extension that includes $18.1 million in new money, reports NFL Network. Instead of making $3.9 million in 2014, Charles will earn $8.3 million.
Charles' new contract, which runs through 2017, makes him the NFL's second-highest paid back behind Adrian Peterson.
Report: Jamaal Charles heading to training camp
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (7/23/14) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who reportedly was planning a contract holdout, struck a deal with the team and is headed to training camp, according to NFL Network. Charles amassed more than 1,900 total yards last year with 19 touchdowns.
Charles supposedly was unhappy with his contract, which paid him $9 million less than Adrian Peterson.
Fantasy owners shouldn't sweat Jamaal Charles' holdout until Aug. 10
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (7/23/14) We've seen a bunch of players, especially a number of running backs, hold out of training camp and then struggle in the following year. Hopefully Jamaal Charles won't be one of those players, but he'll dramatically improve his chances of success if he reports to Chiefs training camp with plenty of time to prepare for the season. In my latest blog entry I give Aug. 10 as the date I'd want to see Charles back by. And if he's not back by then he probably won't be my top pick in Fantasy. Knile Davis is the must-draft handcuff starting in Round 10.
Jamaal Charles will try to repeat as the No. 1 Fantasy running back this season after he was a beast in 2013. Charles had 259 carries for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns and 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns. The rushing touchdowns, catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns were all career highs, and he excelled in his first year playing for coach Andy Reid. Charles will take a hit this season with Knile Davis expected to get more work, and Kansas City's offensive line will look different in 2014. But Charles is too good with too much potential to pass up as the No. 1 overall pick in all leagues. The last three times Charles played a full season, which was 2010, 2012 and 2013 (he suffered a torn ACL in 2011), he had at least 1,700 total yards and six total touchdowns. We're expecting Charles to have another big year, and make sure when you draft him No. 1 overall you handcuff him with Davis with a late-round pick.