PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
6 hours ago

Charles (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Chicago, the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

This nugget is not particularly surprising, given that Charles only recently came off the Chiefs' PUP list, but on the plus side, the veteran running back -- who tore his right ACL in Week 5 of last season -- has continued to increase his level of practice participation of late.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 days ago

In his fourth practice since coming off PUP, Charles (knee) did some work in full-team drills Tuesday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles' continued progress is encouraging, but the Kansas City Star notes that the Chiefs aren't inclined to push the running back into preseason action. When asked Tuesday if Charles or LB Tamba Hali were candidates to take the field Saturday against the Bears or next week against the Packers, coach Any Reid said, "only if I feel if they're right. But I'm not going to stick them out there if there"s a question on it."

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
4 days ago

Charles (knee) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears, according to coach Andy Reid.

EDGE Analysis

Charles has been increasing his practice workload each day since being activated from the Chiefs' PUP list last week, so although Saturday's preseason game may come too early for him, Charles is still making good progress in his return. Should he indeed sit out against the Bears, Charles would have just one preseason tilt left to test his surgically-repaired knee before Week 1, but it's unclear whether he would be involved in that contest. Nonetheless, given the positive reports from recent practices, it seems like Charles should be ready in time for the regular season regardless of how little he plays in the preseason.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Charles (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, Charles continues to progress in his return from a torn ACL, with BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com reporting that the running back was able to take some snaps in 7-on-7 drills Thursday.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Charles (knee) completed an entire practice session Thursday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following his activation from the PUP list Tuesday, Charles was a participant until the start of full team drills both Tuesday and Wednesday. With the uptick in practice reps so quickly in the process, he's backing up the assessment from head coach Andy Reid that Charles will be ready to roll in Week 1. While he won't take the field in Saturday's preseason contest at Los Angeles, Charles would pass a clear threshold in his recovery from a torn ACL with an appearance in the Chiefs' third or fourth exhibition.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

BJ Kissel of Chiefs.com relayed Wednesday that Charles (knee), "while still limited at practice, did more today than yesterday and got through it well."

EDGE Analysis

Charles was activated off the Chiefs' PUP list Tuesday, with head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder noting that Charles' recovery from an ACL injury "still a day-to-day process." Charles' progress at this stage is certainly encouraging, though it's unclear when he will graduate to being a full practice participant. Per NFL.com, coach Andy Reid previously indicated that Charles would likely be ready for Week 1, while GM John Dorsey said that he was "optimistic" that such an outcome would come to fruition.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 week ago

Charles (knee) was removed from the PUP list and participated in the individual portion of Tuesday's practice, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles has already missed more than half of training camp and may not play at all during the preseason, but he still intends to be ready for Week 1 when the games count. Now that he's back on the practice field, the next step is to progress from individual to team work, which should happen within the next couple weeks. Charles is still expected to serve as Kansas City's feature back, though the presence of Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West (elbow) could allow the Chiefs to ease up on the 29-year-old's workload in comparison to the past few seasons.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
2 weeks ago

Charles (knee) is expected to resume practicing within the next two weeks and be ready for the start of the regular season, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles remains on the Chiefs' preseason PUP list due to a knee injury, but is now just a couple weeks off from getting back on the practice field. It seems a foregone conclusion he'll miss the majority of the preseason to avoid any setbacks, but Charles expects to be back to full strength prior to the regular season. Once healthy, Charles should immediately jump back into his starter's role as the team's feature back.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Coach Andy Reid noted Wednesday that he didn't have an update on the timetable for the return of Charles (knee), who is on the the Chiefs' preseason PUP list, BJ Kissel of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With reference to the status of both Charles and LB Tamba Hali, Reid said, "it's "day by day." With Charles still bouncing back from a knee injury, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware are the team's top two healthy running backs, though it's assumed that the top job reverts back to Charles once he is deemed healthy.

PJamaal Charles
RB KC (5)
1 month ago

Charles (knee) has been placed on the the Chiefs' preseason PUP list, BJ Kissel of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles is eligible to be activated from the list and return to practice at any time during training camp. Kissel also relays that coach Andy Reid noted that Charles' placement on the list is not indicative of a setback, with the running back said to be "on track." We'll continue to monitor Charles' status closely, but previous reports have suggested that his recovery is going well. For his part, ESPN's Adam Teicher suggested Tuesday that once the team's top RB is back, the "Chiefs won't limit Charles if he's healthy and he's the same player he was before the knee injury."