There was obviously some concern that Charles’ 2016 season could be over after he was reportedly dealing with pain in both of his knees.
The Chiefs placed him on injured reserve Tuesday, but there was a chance he could be a candidate for return later on in the year. It’s worth mentioning that by placing him on injured reserve, it would cost Charles at least the next eight weeks of the season.
Charles, 29, is in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract that included $8.3 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $2.75 million (2016), and $3.75 million (2017) over the remainder of the contract.
This season, Charles has appeared in three games and rushed for 40 yards on 12 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with two receptions for 14 yards receiving and a touchdown.