Jaguars sign Jamaal Charles

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The Jaguars have a need at running back, and they’re bringing in the most accomplished veteran available.

Jamaal Charles will sign with the Jaguars, according to multiple reports.

Charles has been out of the league all offseason after playing a part-time role in Denver last year. With the Broncos he had 69 carries for 296 yards, plus 23 catches for 129 yards. That followed back-to-back seasons in Kansas City when injuries mostly kept him off the field.

The 31-year-old Charles is the NFL’s all-time leading running back in career yards per carry, with a 5.4-yard average. Whether he still has that kind of big-play ability remains to be seen, but the Jaguars hope to find out. Jacksonville has Leonard Fournette dealing with a hamstring injury, and Corey Grant was just lost for the season with a foot injury.

44 responses to “Jaguars sign Jamaal Charles

  1. well that means dak and the boys might have to score more than 10 points which at this point is an iffy proposition

  2. dryzzt23 says:
    October 9, 2018 at 2:21 pm
    Fournette is an epic SEC BUST!
    SEC produces some extremely mediocre players these days.
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    Over 1K yards & 9Tds last year in 13 games…is that bust material these days, yikes.

  3. It’s a good signing as a short term fix since Fournette will be back this season. But definitely needed with Corey Grant out. Hopefully he still has something left in the tank.

  4. Lol @ the 7-9 comment. Their defense alone is worth 10 wins. News flash Einstein, they don’t face the Chief’s offense every week

  5. I heard Barry Sanders and Emmit Smith were available too, wonder why they didn’t sign one of those guys?

  6. One of my alltime favorites. Hopefully now that he is a full 2 years removed from his ACL injury, he is a version of his old self. He is not an old man, I mean Marshawn is still out there being effective and he is older than Charles with way more wear and tear on his body.

  7. As a Broncos fan, I can tell you that Charles is done. The multiple knee injuries have robbed him of his explosive speed. He’s got good hands in the receiving game, but when he plants to make a cut, he can’t explode forward like he used to in KC. It’s odd to me that the Jags passed over the much younger and faster Charandrick West (who also got a workout) for an old player with 2 bad knees.

  8. People saying he’s done only do so because he’s been mostly out of the spotlight the last couple years. Those donkies didn’t know what to do with him last year even though he averaged over 4 yards per carry. As a lifelong chiefs fan it was hard to see him go and even harder to watch that collapsing organization underutilize him. Jags just picked up a great football player. Glad it was after Sunday’s game.

  9. Jamaal, Once it’s all set in stone you should talk to reporters about how you could help the Chiefs out this year. It’s a proven classy move, just ask All Dumb.

  10. Fournette like Dalvin Cook had too many carries in college. They have little left in the tank. But at least the Jaguars got one productive year out of Fournette.

  11. Charles had 700 yards rushing the last 3 years. Total. Not much is expected of him, he’s just a guy and the Jags know it. Their financial commitment to him is assuredly vet minimum. He’s a low risk stopgap, that’s all.

  12. Fournette CANNOT stay healthy, always injured thanks to his physical style of running. Can’t last long with that style, thought this would be his last productive year but he can’t even string multiple games together.

  13. Glad to see Charles getting an opportunity. Denver totally wasted his time on their roster. He’s a bit removed from his glory days in KC but he’s not done. If Jax understands what he can do, they’ll be a better offense with him.

  14. “Fournette is an epic SEC BUST! SEC produces some extremely mediocre players these days.”

    So? SEC teams train to win national championships, of which they have a LOT, like 9 of the last 12 or so. They do not train to put guys in the NFL. So I fail to see your point except you are an epic SEC hater.

  15. .
    Hope he doesnt jeopardize that record!
    “…Charles is the NFL’s all-time leading running back in career yards per carry, with a 5.4-yard average.”

  16. Fournette CANNOT stay healthy, always injured thanks to his physical style of running. Can’t last long with that style, thought this would be his last productive year but he can’t even string multiple games together.

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    Except he has a non-contact injury?

  17. While he’s not the prolific downhill runner that he once was, he still can be an effective back. I think this could be a good, low-risk pick up for the Jags if they put him in a position to make plays. I’m happy he’s getting another shot and that I won’t have to see him in that donkey outfit anymore.

  18. Charles was a shell last year… but he was also coming off a bad injury.

    If he’s at all healthier than last year, he can at least contribute. Even if this guy has lost a step he’s still faster than most.

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