I interrupt your Thursday to bring you this surprising news: Jamaal Charles was on the practice field today for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jamaal Charles is practicing with chiefs today. An interesting turn of events. Looked OK to me— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) September 18, 2014
#Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) on the field going through warm-ups and position drills during portion open to media.— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) September 18, 2014
Well if this isn't the most surprising news I've heard today. A high ankle sprain is usually something that keeps you out for multiple weeks. So I'm very curious to see what it means that Charles was practicing on Thursday. Andy Reid did say that Charles' injury did not look that severe. The Chiefs will issue an injury report later this afternoon where they'll declare Charles a full or limited participant in practice. [Update: Chiefs said he was limited.] Either way, this sounds like really encouraging news for Charles.
Fantasy owners: Your Jamaal Charles / Knile Davis advice here
A Dolphins beat writer put it best:
Um... RT @adamteicher: Jamaal Charles is practicing with chiefs today. An interesting turn of events. Looked OK to me— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) September 18, 2014
For you fantasy football folks, I am guessing we won't know Charles' true status until Sunday morning. From a competitive standpoint, there's no reason for the Chiefs to let anyone know what they're going to do. Make the Dolphins prepare for both.
Meanwhile, Berry and DAT are not practicing. The news on DAT is odd because Andy Reid was just talking on Wednesday that it looked like he'd be ready to go.
#Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) practices...S Eric Berry (ankle) and RB Thomas (hamstring ) do not practice— Randy Covitz (@randycovitz) September 18, 2014