It’s been 272 days since Charles last wore a helmet and lined up in Kansas City’s backfield. He’s been regulated to strength and agility work on a side field throughout all of this offseason’s OTAs and minicamp practice as he continues to rehab the left knee that gave way in Detroit.
But to Charles, the layoff doesn’t matter. He doesn’t just expect to be ready for the start of training camp some six weeks from now. Charles believes he could play in a game if one were scheduled for today.
“I’m fixed and I’m just going to let my body go,” Charles declared following Wednesday’s minicamp practice. “I’m just going to play crazy and play wild. I’m not holding back anything because I’m fixed.