Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (hamstring, ankle) had 13 carries for 54 rushing yards and two catches on three targets for eight receiving yards during Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Charles eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the fifth time in the last six seasons, with his one sub-1,000 season coming in 2011 when he played in only two games before suffering a torn ACL. He broke the 100-rushing yard mark just once this season, and his output in the passing game was well down from last season, catching just 40 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns. Charles is signed through the 2017 season, so he should be fully expected to be the lead back next season, though he's had a high number of touches over the last few seasons and he just turned 28.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (hamstring/ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Charles has been banged up for a while now, but he should get plenty of work in this game against Kansas City's division rival with the final wild card spot on the line.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (hamstring/ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Chiefs' official site reports.

Though we'd expect Charles -- who practiced in a limited fashion all week -- to be available Sunday, the questionable designation suggests that the running back's status should be verified in advance of the Chiefs' 1:00 ET kickoff on Sunday.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (hamstring/ankle) was limited at practice again Thursday, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

More on Charles' status Friday, but so far there is nothing to suggest that his status for Sunday's game against the Chargers is in any danger.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (hamstring/ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Charles was limited at practice last Wednesday as well, before returning to a full practice Thursday, and with no reported setbacks in Week 16, we'd expect Charles to draw a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (ankle) rushed nine times for 29 yards Sunday against the Steelers, adding five catches for 48 yards. He also lost a fumble in the game.

Charles didn't get many opportunities to tote the ball Sunday, and didn't find much success when he did touch the ball. While he once again out touched his nearest competitor in the backfield (Knile Davis) nine to two, the running game as a whole proved ineffective and the Chiefs spent much of the second half in catch-up mode. He will face a little easier matchup in Week 17 against the Chargers, who allow 125 yards per game on the ground and gave up 355 rushing yards to the 49ers on Saturday.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (knee, ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.

Charles is definitely banged up, but that's not uncommon at this stage in the season. Expect him to go full speed ahead as usual in this important game.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (knee, ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Chiefs' official site reports.

After the running back turned in full practices both Thursday and Friday, there's little doubt that Charles will be available for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (knee, ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Chiefs' official site reports.

Charles is thus trending toward a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers, a 1:00 ET kickoff.

Jamaal Charles RB KC 2 Months

Charles (knee/ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports.

Charles didn't practice last Wednesday, so his participation this week, albeit in a limited fashion, suggests that he'll be fine for Sunday's game against the Steelers. In any case, the hit to the head that Charles absorbed in Week 15 appears to be a non-issue at this stage.