Jamaal Charles comes off PUP list


Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is off the PUP list.

After being on the Physically Unable to Perform list for the first two weeks of training camp, Jamaal Charles has been activated, per the team.

Charles has been rehabbing from a torn ACL which he sustained in Week 5 of last season agianst the Chicago Bears. It is his second torn ACL, with one happening to each knee. Charles is the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, so getting him back into the mix is obviously huge.

With Charles back, he will be doing light work as he ramps up his efforts. The Chiefs are highly unlikely to play him in any preseason game, as Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware are more than capable of carrying the load.

Charles will likely be used less this season because of the emergence of West and Ware. It would not be shocking to see head coach Andy Reid use Charles sparingly early in games, and then bring him in when it is crunch time. At 29 years old, Charles is getting toward the end of his career and any less wear and tear is a good thing.

With Charles coming back on Aug. 16, he has three weeks to get into playing shape before the Chiefs host the San Diego Chargers in the regular-season opener at Arrowhead Stadium.