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Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles Done For The Season

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The Kansas City Chiefs will be without running back Jamaal Charles for the rest of the season.

The team on Wednesday activated linebacker Justin March-Lillard off injured reserve, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. With the 23-year-old defender serving as Kansas City’s designated-to-return player, Charles was hoping to suit up in time for the playoffs after undergoing a knee procedure in November. In the end, though, the Chiefs opted for more depth at inside linebacker, with March-Lillard set to help fill the void of Derrick Johnson, who was lost for the year with an Achilles’ injury.

With his recent injury history, it’s likely that Charles may be finished in Kansas City, as the team faces a $7 million cap hit by keeping him, and it would cost them no dead money to let him go.

Source: NFL Media


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