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Broncos sign Jamaal Charles

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Jamaal Charles has a new team.

The Broncos brought Charles in for a visit and a physical on Tuesday and both appear to have gone well because there are multiple reports that he has signed with the team.

Charles was released by the Chiefs earlier this year after nine years with the team. The last two of those seasons were cut way short because of knee injuries as Charles missed 24 games and the Chiefs decided to move on without him.

The Broncos obviously think he’s healthy enough to warrant a longer look this offseason. Their hope is likely that Charles can recapture the skills that made him a threat as both a runner and receiver during his time in Kansas City and that they will boost an offense that needs to improve on last year.

Charles will join C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker and sixth-round pick De’Angelo Henderson on the depth chart in Denver.

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  1. seventy72tooz says: May 2, 2017 5:31 PM

    Week 4 on IR, out for the season

  2. xlivsaints says: May 2, 2017 5:31 PM

    Finally a real RB on that squad!

  3. gbpackfan3 says: May 2, 2017 5:34 PM

    JC n CJ could be a nice duo in theory. I hope for the best for him, but I think he’s done.

  4. fordbw says: May 2, 2017 5:34 PM

    Oh no they di’int!

  5. blitzinc43 says: May 2, 2017 5:35 PM

    As a close friend of the organization Jamaal will provide strong support for the Denver offense. He can be used in third down situations for screen plays and can be a burner on wheel-routes.

  6. richardshermanhaschickenlegs says: May 2, 2017 5:35 PM

    Good. Now Siemian can show you trolls he is the next Montana

  7. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 2, 2017 5:36 PM

    Suddenly, the two Broncos-Chiefs meetings just became a little more spicier. Maybe Charles will go off for 250+ in one of them just to stick it to his former team.

  8. twoteamsforlosangeles says: May 2, 2017 5:36 PM

    Suddenly, the two Broncos-Chiefs meetings just became a little more spicier. Maybe Charles will go off for 250+ in one of them just to stick it to his former team.

  9. Brown Anchor says: May 2, 2017 5:36 PM

    His best days may be behind him….

  10. Kapodaco says: May 2, 2017 5:38 PM

    At his best, he could be starting for this team. Realistically, though, he’ll likely have as much impact on the Broncos as Peterson will have in New Orleans: modest.

  11. MD says: May 2, 2017 5:40 PM

    Why did this guy last so long on the FA market? Gotta be at least as good as AP, right?

  12. therealtrenches says: May 2, 2017 5:43 PM

    That was quick. Either the Broncos made him a ridiculous offer (doubtful) or he *really* wants revenge on KC.

    A smarter thing to do would have been to test the post-draft market…unless there was no market besides the Broncos.

  13. headwoundharry says: May 2, 2017 5:44 PM

    Be careful my Bronco brothers and sisters. Remember how excited we were to sign an old banged up Tony Dorsett? He didn’t make the final cut. I doubt Charles will either. Father Time is still undefeated.

  14. joetoronto says: May 2, 2017 5:45 PM

    richardshermanhaschickenlegs says:
    May 2, 2017 5:35 PM
    Good. Now Siemian can show you trolls he is the next Montana
    *****************************
    This is hilarious.

  15. overthedwaynebowe says: May 2, 2017 5:46 PM

    Charles never draws any unwanted attention, works hard, and doesn’t break the law. I’m happy for him for getting a contract with someone. Just a good guy.

  16. milehighcityboss says: May 2, 2017 5:51 PM

    Jamaal Charles has had all of his best games against the Broncos. I’m glad he can don the orange and blue.

    Good signing! Go Broncos!

  17. silverandblack052099 says: May 2, 2017 5:55 PM

    Injured and out for the season before the season is even half way over.

  18. bayousooner90 says: May 2, 2017 5:57 PM

    Dang was hoping he would go anywhere but the Donkeys.

  19. riverhorsey says: May 2, 2017 5:58 PM

    Ok, let’s hear the details of the deal. Charles is a steal for them.

  20. tonebones says: May 2, 2017 5:59 PM

    This should put a little extra hop in Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian’s step. Charles turns more 2 yard throws into 70 yard completions. Stay healthy, my friend!

  21. unbridledsexy says: May 2, 2017 6:02 PM

    As a long time Chiefs fan I can’t help but be a little heart broken by this.

  22. maestro1899 says: May 2, 2017 6:02 PM

    So he can make “up to” $3.75M. Why is that a better idea than taking one of the cheaper and younger rookie RBs in a deep draft?

  23. tylawspick6 says: May 2, 2017 6:09 PM

    desperation

  24. denverscott says: May 2, 2017 6:09 PM

    therealtrenches says:
    May 2, 2017 5:43 PM
    That was quick. Either the Broncos made him a ridiculous offer (doubtful) or he *really* wants revenge on KC.

    A smarter thing to do would have been to test the post-draft market…unless there was no market besides the Broncos.

    Someone get on this kids FB page and tell him that the draft is over.

  25. denverdave3 says: May 2, 2017 6:13 PM

    Elway is no dummy. This contract is probably low on guarantees and high on incentives.

    If the coaches use Charles sparingly he could make it to the playoff, then anything can happen.

    In the mean time, perhaps he can convert some of those third and ones that were so damning last year – missed something like 18 in a row.

  26. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: May 2, 2017 6:17 PM

    May 2, 2017 5:51 PM
    Jamaal Charles has had all of his best games against the Broncos. I’m glad he can don the orange and blue.

    Good signing! Go Broncos!

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    I’m not so sure about that….he has gashed my Raiders on more that one occasion. Good singing for you guys we will see if he can still be somewhat close to what he has been before.

  27. headwoundharry says: May 2, 2017 6:21 PM

    @Joe Toronto

    Why Joe. What evah do you mean? Certainly you have heard that Trevor Siemeans is the deadliest pistalorio in the west? 🙂 Good luck with Carr, you got a franchise keeper there. Looking forward to future showdowns with your team. The Raiders appear to be fully back after decades of sucking. What took you so long?

  28. clayjtitan66 says: May 2, 2017 6:22 PM

    Not nice

  29. u4iadman says: May 2, 2017 6:34 PM

    Unless he can play QB the team is doomed again.

  30. The Beer Whisperer says: May 2, 2017 6:38 PM

    headwoundharry says:
    May 2, 2017 6:21 PM
    @Joe Toronto

    Why Joe. What evah do you mean? Certainly you have heard that Trevor Siemeans is the deadliest pistalorio in the west? 🙂 Good luck with Carr, you got a franchise keeper there. Looking forward to future showdowns with your team. The Raiders appear to be fully back after decades of sucking. What took you so long?……

    it took you 33 years to catch us in SB wins, what took you so long?

  31. chiefinmidtown says: May 2, 2017 6:50 PM

    As a Chiefs fan I can’t say that this is devastating because Jamaal is clearly at the tail end of his career, but I am still really pissed off that we just straight cut him. I really wanted to see him run as a Chief for at least one last season.

    For Denver, he’s either truly done and you lose nothing, or he’s at the least contributing on short pass plays and say, 5-8 carries per game as a change of pace back. Or, he’s fully healthy and ready to dominate again, which frankly I would love to see.

    All-time great Chief, and if he had played in a bigger market or for a more winning team in his prime people would put him right alongside AP as one of the best backs of his generation. 5.5 career yards per carry, ’nuff said.

  32. therealtrenches says: May 2, 2017 7:06 PM

    denverscott says:
    May 2, 2017 6:09 PM
    therealtrenches says:
    May 2, 2017 5:43 PM
    That was quick. Either the Broncos made him a ridiculous offer (doubtful) or he *really* wants revenge on KC.

    A smarter thing to do would have been to test the post-draft market…unless there was no market besides the Broncos.

    Someone get on this kids FB page and tell him that the draft is over.

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    Yeah, I’m aware of that, which is why I said Charles should have tested the “post-draft market” instead of signing with the first team he visited.

  33. ihavepriors says: May 2, 2017 7:27 PM

    Yeah, I’m aware of that, which is why I said Charles should have tested the “post-draft market” instead of signing with the first team he visited.
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    He visited Seattle and another team prior to Denver. Get your facts straight.

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  34. ihavepriors says: May 2, 2017 7:42 PM

    it took you 33 years to catch us in SB wins, what took you so long?
    ___________________________________
    Well here’s the deal son. Since You won your last SB, Denver has bagged three. Further, Oakland/Vegas/Mexico hasnt won a playoff game or division title in decades. Denver has won five out of the last six AFC West Crowns, two SB appearances in the last 4 years, one Lombardi. Tell me again how good the Raiders are? You were lucky to beat Brock and the Texans the first time last year. The refs and lasers came in handy. Then Brock, the worst qb of the modern era, stoned you in the wild card game after you collapsed in Denver, giving up the AFC West title and the second seed in the playoffs. Sorry about the loss of Carr, but that’s on your idiot hc who had him throwing deep with a 19 point lead and 10 minutes left. HA, Captain Jack is a trip. Good luck with him.

  35. therealtrenches says: May 2, 2017 7:48 PM

    ihavepriors says:
    May 2, 2017 7:27 PM
    Yeah, I’m aware of that, which is why I said Charles should have tested the “post-draft market” instead of signing with the first team he visited.
    ___________________________

    He visited Seattle and another team prior to Denver. Get your facts straight.

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    Yes. His visit to the Seahawks was reported on March 13th. He was linked to the Eagles a few weeks earlier, but never visited. That was *before* the draft.

    He didn’t visit any other teams *after* the draft. The market for RBs changes *after* the draft, which is why I said he should visited more than one team in the *post-draft market.*

    What was that you were saying about facts?

  36. nhpats says: May 2, 2017 8:42 PM

    Charles is just hoping the team Aqib doesn’t accidentally shoot him in the locker room after practice….

  37. simplec72 says: May 2, 2017 8:45 PM

    richardshermanhaschickenlegs says:
    May 2, 2017 5:35 PM
    Good. Now Siemian can show you trolls he is the next Montana
    ——————————————————————————-
    Because he learned a lot watching all those playoff games from his living room!

  38. yourunclerico says: May 2, 2017 8:52 PM

    Yawn
    Desperate move by mr. ed
    IR by week two

  39. cotroutslayer says: May 2, 2017 9:40 PM

    After signing, Jamaal stood up to shake Mr. Ed’s hand and promptly tore his ACL. Back on IR!

  40. nodindenver says: May 3, 2017 1:16 AM

    As I wrote last night, welcome home Jamaal! We heard the same “he is done” crap when Manning rolled into town and this town rallies around Broncos with something to prove. It will be more enjoyable when Chief’s fans are upset! Excellent addition of a class guy and there is nothing wrong with a guy saying he was a fan of a particular team prior to entering the NFL.

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