Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

Charles had a recent workout with the Ravens, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles was the most notable of a group that included Charcandrick West, Fitzgerald Toussaint, Akrum Wadley and Dare Ogunbowale. The Ravens likely are doing their due diligence with only three running backs on the 53-man roster and two (Kenneth Dixon, knee; De'Lance Turner, hamstring) on injured reserve. In his two-game stint with the Jaguars earlier this month, Charles earned 20 offensive snaps, which he turned into eight touches for 14 yards from scrimmage.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

The Jaguars released Charles on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles' two-game run in Jacksonville has come to an end, with 14 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. The addition of Carlos Hyde late last week was the death knell for this move. Charles will now wait for a call for another organization with a need for RB help.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

Charles rushed five times for five yards and caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 40-7 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The Jaguars offense struggled to do anything against the Cowboys, but T.J. Yeldon dominated the snaps -- playing 31 of 48 -- and touches with 41 yards on eight carries while catching three of five targets for 29 yards. Charles was decently involved despite being on the team for less than a week, but the Jags ran only 48 offensive plays and didn't score until mid-way through the third yards, making it difficult to glean anything of value from the results. The 32-year-old should remain firmly behind Yeldon for backfield work if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is unable to return in Week 7.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

The Jaguars plan to keep Charles active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, with the 31-year-old expected to fill a part-time role behind starting running back T.J. Yeldon, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

After Charles agreed Tuesday on a one-year deal with Jacksonville, the team ruled lead back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) out for Week 6 a day later, allowing both Yeldon and Charles to temporarily move up a spot on the depth chart. Rookie Dave Williams was also added from the Broncos' practice squad to bolster Jacksonville's backfield depth, but he's not a serious candidate to immediately steals snaps from Yeldon and Charles, both of whom are more proven NFL options. With Fournette possibly out until after the Jaguars' Week 9 bye, Charles should get at least couple weeks to prove he can still contribute in the league, though it's expected that Yeldon will handle the bulk of the backfield touches in the interim. Despite his status as a four-time Pro Bowler, Charles is probably only worth a look in the deepest of fantasy leagues, unless he cuts into Yeldon's workload more than anticipated.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

The Jaguars signed Charles to a contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles came to terms Jacksonville shortly after he completed a workout with the team. The 31-year-old hadn't gained much traction in free agency since the new league year opened, but after mostly staying healthy and averaging 4.3 yards per carry in a reserve role for Denver last season, he proved he still has something left in the tank. Charles could factor immediately into the Jaguars' backfield rotation Sunday against the Cowboys, as the team is lacking in established depth beyond T.J. Yeldon with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) expected to sit out another week and Corey Grant (foot) on injured reserve.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
2 months ago

Charles is among the free-agent running backs that the Jaguars will work out this week to address their dwindling depth at the position, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

A four-time Pro Bowler, Charles is arguably the most accomplished unsigned running back on the market, but the fact that he's on the wrong side of 30 years old and has never been a paragon of durability has resulted in teams expressing limited interest in his services. That won't prevent the Jaguars from at least taking a look at Charles with Leonard Fournette (hamstring) expected to miss at least one more game and Corey Grant (foot) ruled out for the season. As part of a backfield committee in Denver last season, Charles showed he could still be effective in a part-time role, rattling off 4.3 yards per carry across 14 games. If he impresses the Jaguars in his workout and earns a contract, Charles could dress as the team's No. 2 or 3 back in Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
4 months ago

Charles is slated to visit with Washington on Sunday, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Derrius Guice -- who was destined for a big role in the team's backfield -- out for the season with a torn ACL, and both Samaje Perine (ankle) and Byron Marshall (lower leg) banged up, it's not surprising that Washington is looking to add some running back depth. Charles has name recognition, but it's not clear what he has left in the tank at this stage. If he does end up signing with Washington, we wouldn't expect him to land a large role, at least initially, but the 31-year-old could at least provide the team with an additional change-of-pace option.

Jamaal Charles
RB FA
6 months 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
11 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
12 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.