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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.

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Jamaal Charles' 2013 base salary was just $1.75 million, and he's owed a meager $2.25 million in 2014.

Ex-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli deserves credit for in December of 2010 getting Charles to accept a six-year, $28 million contract that will go down as one of the team-friendliest extensions signed by an NFL player over the past decade. It was absolute robbery on the Chiefs' part. Now coming off an MVP-caliber campaign, Charles will have plenty of ground to stand on if he wants to hold out. Current GM John Dorsey may want to approach Charles about a reasonable raise immediately after the season.

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Jamaal Charles is inactive for Week 17 against the Chargers.

As expected, he's a healthy scratch. Look for Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray to work in tandem at tailback while Chase Daniel quarterbacks the offense.

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According to both FOX's Jay Glazer and the NFL Network, Jamaal Charles will be inactive Sunday.

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Coach Andy Reid said the starters and backups will share first-team practice reps this week.

Those fantasy commissioners that goofed up and have their league play through the meaningless Week 17 need to resign from their duties. With the Chiefs' backups and starters splitting reps this week, we can assume that Jamaal Charles, Alex Smith, Dwayne Bowe and company will play only a series or two in the regular season finale against the Chargers. Knile Davis, Chase Daniel, and the Junior Hemingways of the world would play more than three quarters.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid indicated to reporters Monday that he is open to the idea of resting starters in Week 17.

And here's why no fantasy leagues should extend into the NFL's most-meaningless week. With nothing left to play for -- Kansas City is locked into the AFC's No. 5 seed -- Reid could conceivably field a lineup consisting of Chase Daniel, Knile Davis, and Junior Hemingway against the Chargers. Reid says he's made no formal decision yet, but he's "had some success (resting starters) in the past."