Teams are allowed to bring one player back from injured reserve per season, a provision the Chiefs have not used yet. But with Charles set for a second surgery, it's unclear whether that will prove to be an option.
It certainly doesn't look like Charles will be able to have a different conclusion to his Chiefs career, not after being placed on injured reserve Tuesday after experiencing continued soreness in his right knee, the one he had surgically repaired last year after tearing his ACL. The signs were everywhere this year this wasn't going to end well for Charles.
The Chiefs also elevated inside linebacker Terrance Smith from the practice squad to the active roster, according to a tweet from his agency.
The Jets released Troymaine Pope and signed Knile Davis but will release him tomorrow and then sign C.J. Spiller.
The Topeka Capital-Journal and ChiefsDigest.com first reported Ehinger would miss the remainder of his rookie season. The rookie lineman suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee when Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Arthur Jones hit Ehinger below the knee at the end of a play in the third quarter.
Sunday’s game will be the first for Nathaniel Hackett as the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator. The Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014, Hackett served as Jaguars quarterbacks coach from the start of the 2015 season. The Jaguars fired offensive coordinator Greg Olson Saturday.
Jamaal Charles has been one of the most popular and productive Chiefs. His popularity will endure, but there are questions about his production after Tuesday's reports that he's heading to the injured reserve list with more knee trouble.
Here's a sample of Charles records and highlights through nine NFL seasons, all with the Chiefs: