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Report: Jamaal Charles to sign one-day contract to retire a Chief

Plans are in the works for the franchise’s leading rusher to end his career in Kansas City.

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UPDATE: 1:45 p.m. Arrowhead Time.

It’s official, per the Chiefs’ official Twitter account. Jamaal Charles is once again a Chief.

The Kansas City Chiefs plan to sign running back Jamaal Charles to a one-day contract so that he can end his career in Kansas City, according to 610 Sports Radio.

Charles, 32, is the Chiefs’ franchise leading rusher with 7,260 yards over nine years with the club. The Chiefs selected Charles with their third-round pick in 2008.

Charles’ historic career in Kansas City came to an end when the Chiefs released him in February of 2017. Charles was never the same after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament against the Chicago Bears in October of 2015.

In 2017, Charles caught on with the Denver Broncos, who used him sparingly. He spent two games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018 before they released him.

Charles still leads the NFL in yards per attempt for running backs at 5.4 yards per carry. He recently spoke to TMZ about his chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a possible retirement from the game of football.

“It’s in the air right now,” Charles told TMZ. “I’m going to sit down with my family and try to go through the process of what’s the best thing for me and us, and I’ll move on from there [with] what my wife and my advisors say.”

Asked if he thought he had already played in his last NFL game, Charles admitted it was possible.

“It’s a possibility,” he said, “but I’m happy either way it goes. I’m happy in life. I’m happy right now. I’m just enjoying the ride while I can.”

This new report likely confirms Charles has come to peace with his retirement.

A future member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor, Charles retiring a member of the Chiefs is a no-brainer.


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