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Andy Reid: “Precautionary” to hold Jamaal Charles out after “freak thing”

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The Chiefs played without running back Jamaal Charles on Sunday night because of a foot injury, but there’s not much concern in Kansas City that they’ll be without their most important offensive player for a significant amount of time.

Coach Andy Reid said after the game that precaution was the major reason for leaving Charles home when they went to Carolina to face the Panthers.

“With Jamaal Charles, he twisted his foot and kind of freak thing,” Reid said, via the team. “It didn’t happen at practice. It was after practice [when] we were leaving and so, we held him out. Precautionary measures. I think he’s going to be fine but I left him back at home. We’ll go from there but he’s doing well.”

Based on Reid’s comments, Charles would seem to have a chance at playing against the Vikings on Saturday.¬†Given Charles’ importance to the offense, though, it also wouldn’t be too surprising that the Chiefs balk at playing him in a preseason game with anything more than a hangnail so we’ll have to see how the week plays out.

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6 Responses to “Andy Reid: “Precautionary” to hold Jamaal Charles out after “freak thing””
  1. jayhawk6 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:54 AM

    Yeah, things looked like a kind of “no trick pony” show without JC.

  2. arodgersgloryhole says: Aug 18, 2014 9:57 AM

    Foot Injuries Linger….

  3. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:07 AM

    Soft players get hurt from walking.

  4. snaponrules says: Aug 18, 2014 10:31 AM

    Going to be a great year to watch the cheifs. They we handed the one of the easiest schedules in football last year playing 11 games against losing teams. Their record playing the 5 winning teams 0-5.

    No powder puff schedule this year means a 6-10 year for the chiefs.

    Only new england is allowed an easy schedule all the time.

  5. andymc58 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:34 AM

    Charles is one of the toughest workhorse backs in the league. The steelers haven’t had a RB finish a season since like Bettis.

  6. kahunanc says: Aug 18, 2014 11:32 AM

    Get well Jamaal. It looks like you may be needed to play CB as well. No matter how creative Bob Sutton is, waiver wire CBs don’t cut it in the NFL. And I am Chiefs fan. If pass rush does not get home, WRs running free in secondary will happen again. Go Chiefs.

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