Jamaal Charles to participate in OTAs


Jamaal Charles will be participating in OTAs with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs are starting the final phase of their OTAs next week, and running back Jamaal Charles will be there as a limited participant, per Chiefs.com.

Charles tore his ACL in Week 5 last year agianst the Chicago Bears and missed the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery in October. Less than eight months later, Charles will at least be doing some work, although none of it will be contact (nothing is in OTAs, unless you are the Baltimore Ravens).

Kansas City should be thrilled that Charles is at this stage of his rehab. The Chiefs went 11-2 without him last season, but getting the All-Pro back into the fold will be huge. With Charles joined by Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, Kansas City is looking at perhaps the best backfield in the National Football League.

Training camp won’t start until the end of July or beginning of August, so Charles will have another couple of months to fine-tune everything. Look for him to be full speed by the time preseason games begin, although head coach Andy Reid would be wise to hold him out of that meaningless action.