Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles close to return


After tearing his ACL in October, Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles is nearing a return to on-field work

The Kansas City Chiefs went 11-5 and won a playoff game in 2015 despite having their best offensive player for just five games. Running back Jamal Charles suffered a torn ACL in October and has yet to return to full strength since the surgery.

That could change soon though as head coach Andy Reid said he expected to see Charles on the field when the team starts their three-day mandatory mini-camp this coming Tuesday.

The 29-year old Charles still showed a lot of burst during his brief 2015 season as he averaged 5.1 yards per rush attempt while on the field.

For his career, he averages 5.5 yards per carry and has recorded 7,220 yards on the ground with 42 rushing touchdowns. He has also added another 2,443 yards and 20 touchdowns on 283 career receptions.

Getting the explosive Charles back to full strength would be huge for the Chiefs as they look to overtake the defending NFL champs, the Denver Broncos in the AFC West.

After winning the Super Bowl, Denver is vulnerable thanks to the retirement of their starting quarterback Peyton Manning and the defection of his understudy Brock Osweiler to the Houston Texans.

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