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Jamaal Charles' new contract includes no guaranteed money beyond 2014.

So that means Charles' "four-year, $28 million contract" is really a one-year, $8.3 million contract. It's still a huge raise for a player who was set to earn only $3.9 million, but just the latest reminder that the vast majority of the league's players are on year-to-year deals. Charles can earn up to $6.45 million between salary and bonuses in 2015. It's highly unlikely he's cut next offseason.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chiefs and RB Jamaal Charles have agreed to a new contract.

So much for that holdout. The Chiefs reported to camp on Wednesday, and Charles is now making his way to the facilities a couple hours after his teammates. First practice is Thursday afternoon. On his previous deal, Charles was scheduled to make $3.65 million in salary and bonuses this season. There's a good chance he doubled that on his new contract. And it's well deserved after Charles put the Chiefs' offense on his back and carried them to the playoffs in 2013. Charles is entering his age-28 season. He's a locked-in top-three fantasy back.

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Jamaal Charles will not report to Chiefs camp Wednesday barring a breakthrough in contract talks.

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NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms Jamaal Charles is considering a holdout.

There have been mixed reports amongst the local media, but Rapoport lends credence to CBS Kansas City's report that Charles won't show on Thursday. However, Rapsheet is using cautious language, saying Charles "may not (report) at the start." There should be plenty of updates over the next 24 hours.

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CBS Kansas City reports Jamaal Charles will hold out from training camp as he seeks a new contract.

The T.V. station reports Charles is "prepared to hold out as long as it takes." CBS Kansas City is not a typical Rotoworld source, but the report certainly has a basis in reality. However, the Kansas City Star reports Charles is planning to report "regardless of whether an extension is in place." Coming off an MVP-caliber season, Charles is dramatically underpaid at $3.65 million between salary and bonuses, and is signed through only 2015. Running-back money has plunged in recent years, but Charles would earn considerably more on the open market. Chiefs camp begins Thursday. ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher reports the sides have had talks.

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Coach Andy Reid said he expects to lighten Jamaal Charles' workload slightly next season.

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Jamaal Charles doesn't believe he suffered a concussion in the Wild Card Round loss to the Colts.

"I was trying to get back on the field," Charles said. "I feel like I didn't have a concussion. I kind of got (woozy), like a boxer. Just give me a 10 count and let me get back in the ring and let me fight again. . I tried (to talk my way back into the game). I feel like when somebody wants to play, let them play. (But) they're protecting players and the team. They had to do what they had to do." Charles was obviously disappointed he couldn't continue after he shredded the Colts on the opening drive, but it's water under the bridge now. The Chiefs did the right thing. This at least confirms Charles' concussion wasn't serious.

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Jamaal Charles' concussion isn't considered serious.

Charles was knocked out on the first drive of Kansas City's Wild Card loss, but is "improving, and completing concussion protocol testing." It sounds like he would have been able to play had the Chiefs advanced. Two weeks past his 27th birthday, Charles was one of the five best offensive players in the NFL this season, averaging 5.0 yards per carry while racking up 1,980 yards from scrimmage. He scored 19 total touchdowns. He'll be a top-three pick in next summer's fantasy drafts.

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Jamaal Charles (concussion) will not return to the Chiefs' Wild Card game against the Colts.

Charles was ruled out late in the second quarter after going down on Kansas City's opening drive. Knile Davis will finish out the day as the Chiefs' feature back. Cyrus Gray is Davis' backup. Charles had three carries for 18 yards before going down. Charles should be considered questionable for a potential Divisional Round game.

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Jamaal Charles was forced from Saturday's Wild Card game with a possible concussion, and is questionable to return.

Looking to avoid a big hit on the Chiefs' opening drive, Charles went to the ground in awkward fashion, appearing to slam his head on the turf. He remained down for several moments before walking to the sideline under his own power. He attempted to get loose before being escorted to the locker room. It's quite possible he's concussed. Kansas City finished off the drive with a score, but losing Charles would be hard to overcome. We should receive official word before halftime.