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Charles (bruised foot) returned to practice Thursday, the Kansas City Star reports.

The report notes that the Chiefs eased Charles (who missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday) back in, as he worked with the second-team and scout team during Thursday's session, but his return to the field, in any capacity, is a good sign. At this stage, it's unclear if Charles will play Saturday night against the Vikings, but his long-term prospects don't appear dimmed by his foot issue.

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Charles (foot) did not practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Charles, who is dealing with a bruised foot, is in the day-to-day category for now, with no indication at this stage that his injury is a long-term concern.

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Charles (foot) will not practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

Charles bruised his foot while moving out of the Chiefs' training camp facility last week, but various tests fortunately revealed no real damage. The Chiefs are probably just playing things safe with Charles, who should be considered day-to-day moving forward. However, after sitting out Sunday's second preseason game in Carolina, Charles may be good to go by this Saturday's dress rehearsal versus the Vikings.

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Though it's unclear if Charles (foot) will practice Tuesday, coach Andy Reid noted that the Chiefs' star running back is "feeling better" Monday, ESPN.com reports.

The report indicates that Charles bruised his foot while carrying a box from the team's dorm at the Chiefs' training camp facility to a nearby parking lot last week, but so far it looks like the running back will be fine. "We're optimistic about it," Reid said. "Initially there was some concern. He had all the stuff done on it, the X-rays, the MRIs and all that done on it. Everything is clear." Based on that assessment, we'll consider Charles day-to-day in advance of Saturday's preseason contest against the Vikings.

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While addressing the media following Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers, coach Andy Reid confirmed that the Chiefs held Charles (foot) out of the contest as a precaution, the team's official site reports. "With Jamaal Charles, he twisted his foot and kind of freak thing," Reid noted Sunday. "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."

It sounds as though Charles' foot issue is not a major concern at this stage, but his status will nonetheless be worth monitoring in the coming days. In his absence Sunday, Charles' top backup Knile Davis carried nine times for 30 yards, while Cyrus Gray carried 10 times for 44 yards.

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Charles, who is dealing with a bruised foot, will be held out of Sunday's preseason contest against the Panthers for precautionary reasons, BJ Kissel of kcchiefs.com reports.

We'll monitor Charles' status in the coming days, but at first glance, this doesn't appear to be a major concern for the star running back. With Charles out, the likes of Knile Davis, Cyrus Gray, De'Anthony Thomas and Charcandrick West are in line to handle the Chiefs' rushing duties Sunday.

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Coach Andy Reid indicated that he isn't looking to scale back Charles' touches this coming season, Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports reports.

Given the way that the 27-year-old Charles takes care of his body, Reid suggested that he is comfortable if his star back hits the 320-touch mark for the third straight season in the Chiefs' offense. In 15 games last season, Charles racked up 259 carries for 1,287 yards and added 70 catches for 693 yards and 19 total touchdowns in the process. He's once again on track to maintain a significant workload, assuming his continued good health, with Knile Davis in line to serve as his top backup and fantasy contingency plan.

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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.