Former Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles released by Jacksonville Jaguars
By Matt Conner
Former Kansas City Chiefs legend Jamaal Charles might be on his last chance in the NFL after being released by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.
Jamaal Charles’ stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars lasted only two games, as Field Yates reported on Monday that the Jags had decided to terminate their relationship with the veteran running back.
The Jags signed Charles two weeks ago to help fill in the void created by Leonard Fournette’s ongoing injury concerns. Charles put up a total of 14 yards from scrimmage in very limited opportunities during those two games, rushing 6 times for 7 yards and catching 2 passes for another 7 receiving yards.
The Jaguars recently dealt for running back Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns which gives them the bell cow they’re looking for in the wake of Fournette’s absence.
Charles now faces a very uncertain future, as if he wasn’t already in such a position, as a veteran running back hoping for a chance to prove he can still play. Last year, he was unhappy in limited duty for the Denver Broncos in a one-year commitment after the Chiefs decided to move on permanently after years of health concerns.
The Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints have also been in the mix in terms of veteran tryouts, but both teams decided to go in different directions to bolster the backfield. Now Charles hopes that a fourth NFL team will officially be interested and sign him to a contract.
Charles, who is now 32-years-old, hasn’t started an NFL game since 2015 and faces an uphill climb for meaningful work from here on out. We certainly wish him the best as the Chiefs all-time rushing leader and face of the franchise.