Jamaal Charles
RB FA
1 month ago

Charles is visiting the Saints on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With starting tailback Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the regular season, the Saints are looking at potential veteran options to work alongside breakout star Alvin Kamara. Charles is certainly on the downslope of what has been a successful NFL career, but he still could potentially offer up some productivity in a limited capacity. He appeared in 14 games with the Broncos last season and rushed for 296 yards on 69 carries.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
6 months ago

Charles finished up 2017 with 296 yards and a touchdown on 69 carries and 129 yards on 23 catches. He fumbled twice on the season.

EDGE Analysis

The Broncos never really seemed to have a sound plan for the shifty veteran, who ended up with a team-leading 4.3 yards per carry. He had 10 touches in each of the team's first three games, and then never cracked double digits again and didn't record a carry after Week 13's loss in Miami. It well could have been a situation of too many cooks in the kitchen as Denver tried to ride C.J. Anderson, develop Devontae Booker, and feature Charles all at the same time. By season's end, it was Charles who was forced out of the equation. It was an imperfect year with his boyhood team, and if Charles plays again in 2018 it will almost certainly be outside of Denver.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
7 months ago

Charles (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rather than allowing Charles to suit up for a matchup with his former team, the Broncos will instead hold him out for the second straight game as head coach Vance Joseph clears the way for rookie De'Angelo Henderson to dress as the No. 3 running back. Charles was able to steer clear of the injury woes that plagued him in the past this season and averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry across 14 games in a part-time role with Denver. He'll be a free agent this offseason and will likely explore his options elsewhere after expressing disappointment with Denver's decision to make him inactive for the final two contests.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
7 months ago

Charles (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

With appearances in each of the Broncos' prior 14 games this season, Charles has avoided the injury issues that had plagued him during his final two years in Kansas City. However, the veteran will be sidelined for the first time this season Sunday with the Broncos wanting to take a longer look at rookie sixth-round pick De'Angelo Henderson in the backfield. Since Charles signed a one-year deal with the Broncos this offseason and is bound for free agency after the campaign ends, it makes sense for Denver to give Henderson a glimpse to see if he's worthy of a more sizable role in 2018.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
7 months ago

Charles logged two of 79 offensive snaps during Thursday's 25-13 win at Indianapolis.

EDGE Analysis

For the first time this campaign, Charles didn't record a touch, but it likely wasn't a coincidence coming in the game in which he saw a season-low snap count. At this stage, it's safe to say the backfield is the domain of C.J. Anderson and (to a lesser extent) Devontae Booker.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
7 months ago

Charles caught all three of his targets for 12 yards and did not record a rush during Denver's 23-0 win over the Jets on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran back slid back down to a No. 3 role on Sunday with just five offensive snaps behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. With Denver out of the playoff race, some have wondered when Charles will give way to rookie De'Angelo Henderson, who has been inactive for much of the season. That doesn't seem likely at the moment. Head coach Vance Joseph has preached about Denver's commitment to try to win out and play veteran players while doing so. Charles might not see the inactive sheet, but he's unlikely to see much more of the field either with Anderson and Booker leading the way.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
8 months ago

Charles ran for 12 yards on three carries and added five catches for 39 yards during Sunday's 35-9 loss in Miami.

EDGE Analysis

You'd have to go back to Week 3 for the last time the veteran picked up more than 50 yards in a game. Charles even saw No.2-back carries for the first time in several weeks, seeing the field for 23 offensive snaps. At some point, however, it's going to make sense for Denver to look to the future with the playoffs now all but out of reach. When that happens, look for Denver to see what it has in Devontae Booker and De'Angelo Henderson.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
8 months ago

Charles caught two passes for seven yards and added a three-yard run during Sunday's 21-17 loss to Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Heading into Week 11, Charles' season low in touches was six. He has that many in the last two games combined. The veteran has showed flashes of his old self this season, but it's likely that his December will be spent auditioning for a new team for 2018. Denver will need to look toward the future down the stretch and that will mean plenty of looks for Devontae Booker and maybe even rookie De'Angelo Henderson, who has been inactive for much of the year.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
8 months ago

Charles rushed for seven yards on three carries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

The touches and yards were both season lows for Charles. Things are even grimmer when you take into account that Charles touched the ball on all but one of his offensive snaps. There simply aren't enough carries to appease all of Denver's backs and, as the season has taken an ugly turn, it makes sense for Denver to look at what it has it the likes of Devotae Booker and even, perhaps, rookie De'Angelo Henderson as opposed to the veteran Charles.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
8 months ago

Charles rushed for 38 yards on eight carries in Sunday's 41-16 loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Charles has had a consistent role in Denver, totaling between eight and 10 touches in seven of nine games. The consistent production has been lacking, however, as he has not topped 50 total yards or scored since Week 3. He's flashed some of the wiggle that made him a star in Kansas City, but with a floundering offense and three-man rotation at running back, Charles isn't in position to turn that talent into much production.