Charles works out in Chiefs’ minicamp

Published 11:11 pm Saturday, June 18, 2016

The News staff report

Jamaal Charles only expected to rest during the Kansas City Chiefs’ minicamp when he closed his seventh annual youth football camp last weekend at Port Arthur Memorial High.

Then Chiefs coach Andy Reid, according to reports, hinted Charles would see action in the three-day mandatory session. Reid was right.

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Charles practiced with his team for the first time in 247 days, according to a post on Charles’ website, The Chiefs are reportedly optimistic about Charles’ progress in the rehabilitation process from a Week 5 torn ACL injury .

“We have him the two days [of work], and we backed him off,” Reid told the website. “He had two good days here, and now we’ll see how he does at camp. I think we’re optimistic about it. Let’s not rush him. We’ll get him back to where he feels good. Whatever time table that is or how much he practices there, we’ll see how it goes day-by-day.”

Charles wore a black compression sleeve but no brace on the injured right leg. The Chiefs will re-evaluate his workload for training camp in late July, according to the article.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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