according to The Chiefs have decided to part ways with star running back Jamaal Charles, the team announced Tuesday.
pic.twitter.com/wEdFNiJfIh — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 28, 2017According to ESPN, the Eagles, who have plenty of cap space, are one team reportedly courting Charles.
Charles was selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
It had been rumored for some time that the Chiefs were going to release the 30-year-old back.
“I’ve been privileged to work with a lot of talented players over the years, and Jamaal Charles ranks up there with the great ones,” coach Andy Reid said in a release.
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as declared in Given his age and ample wear and tear over his nine NFL seasons, Charles still will have limited options to extend his career with a second team.
MORE: Best free agency fits for PetersonPhiladelphia EaglesThis had gained momentum before the Chiefs let Charles go because it makes so much sense.
The Steelers also offer the familiarity of an offense coordinated by Charles’ former Chiefs coach, Todd Haley.
There’s no doubt Charles still shares some running attributes with a much younger Bell to spell him well when needed.
The Chiefs’ decision to release Jamaal Charles on Tuesday came as no surprise.
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