Kansas City Chiefs all-time leading rusher Jamaal Charles will visit the New Orleans Saints this week, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
RB Jamaal Charles visiting the Saints on Wednesday, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2018
Charles, 31, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Chiefs, compiling 7,260 yards and 43 touchdowns. The Chiefs released Charles in late February 2017, after which he opted to sign a one-year deal with the division-rival Denver Broncos.
Charles rushed only 69 times for 296 yards as a Bronco in 2017, and he didn’t seem to be getting much attention on the free agent market this offseason.
The New Orleans Saints are an intriguing team when it comes to Charles. The Saints currently have six rostered running backs with an average age of 24.
The Saints’ oldest back, 28-year-old Mark Ingram, is set to serve a four-game suspension, so perhaps New Orleans head coach Sean Payton sees potential veteran leadership in Charles.
No matter the reason, Charles still has the desire to play, and it would be nice to see him at least get another shot as a role player for the Saints.