Published 11:55 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A Denver TV station reported that Denver Broncos running back Jamaal Charles’ workload in training camp would increase as he tries to make the final 53-man roster for opening day of the NFL season.

Charles, of Port Arthur, is in his first season at Denver after nine years starring in Kansas City. He was held out of practice Tuesday, but KUSA-TV in Denver reported Charles was to do more in practice when he returned Wednesday.

First-year Denver coach Vance Joseph said the plan is for Charles to gain more repetitions.

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“Jamaal, we’re going to sprinkle him in 7-on-7 and keep him out of the team drills because we don’t want to get him tangled,” Joseph told the NBC affiliate. “We’re going to start him 7-on-7 … then add team probably in the next week.”

Charles’ last two seasons have been hampered by knee injuries.

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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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