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Jamaal Charles is Sitting Out Practice, But Don't Freak Out

Chiefs fans have had enough to freak out about in regard to running back Jamaal Charles, so we here at Arrowhead Addict  will report the news, but report it easy.

Okay, let’s get to it.

Jamaal Charles is indeed sitting out practice, according to the Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports:

 Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles sat out Chiefs practice on Tuesday after straining his right foot the previous day’s work out.

With that said, let’s right away get to the fact that the AP did report that Charles looks to be fine, and head coach Andy Reid will play him on Friday if he’s good to go:

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said following the workout that Charles would play in Friday night’s preseason game against San Francisco only if he’s able.

Charles attended Tuesday’s practice but joined the rest of the injured Chiefs away from the practice field. He wasn’t wearing a boot and didn’t appear to be limping.

No boot? Check. No limp? Check.

No reason to freak out?


Yesterday the main takeaway from Charles being sent off on the cart was that it was all precautionary. Reid and the Chiefs called his injury a foot strain and the X-rays were negative. At least to my knowledge, nothing has changed today, so once again, this is just a precautionary measure.

There’s no use getting  the arguably most important offensive player on this team hurt, especially in the preseason.

When it comes to little bumps and bruises on the football field, sometimes taking a day or two off is the best remedy. Charles is experienced enough to where he personally doesn’t need the reps.

Would it be nice to have him out there working on his cohesiveness with Alex Smith and the first unit? Of course it would be.

Would it be even nicer to have him healthy come week one of the regular season, though?

I’ll let you answer that question.

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  • Tadpole550

    I wood be happy with Charles sittin til week 1 it could give our offense to rely more on our receivers n give kniles time to work on his game

    • Mark Bustamante

      I agree Tadpole. JC knows his body. As long as he does walk through plays and keeps team sharp I see no reason for home to play this Friday. Besides Baldwin needs more reps!!!

  • Priest4Prez

    He’s the heart of this offense; we need him relaxed and rested

  • In_My_Opinion1

    I’m OK with Knile Davis getting some extra reps. We can use Charles sparingly- it looks like the chemistry is already there with Smith so, I’m not worried.

  • chiefridgy

    IMO he shouldn’t sit out all of preseason, if he’s healthy. I think it kinda goes against what Reid is trying to do with his physical camp/practices and maybe slows down the chemistry. I know we would all like to see Charles wrapped in bubble wrap but that’s not realistic. Go Chiefs!!!

  • Pealvin

    JC and KD is going to be a killer backfield. JC is of course awesome and Kniles will show why the chiefs just had to have him in the 3rd.

  • kcpauly

    he’s a tough kid he’ll be fine, I don’t think sitting him out all of preseason is a good idea, like Dex said”when you worry about injuries, is when you get injured” these guys are in great shape and this is what they do, so he as well as all Chiefs need to be doing it.
    Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ArrowFan

    I wouldn’t mind seeing what some of the back ups can do with first team reps Friday night.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Bring him back slowly so as not to have it a lingering injury. But if he can play and his foot is healed then keeping him out all preseason is an overreaction imho.