Chiefs coach Andy Reid optimistic Jamaal Charles will play Monday

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is optimistic about Jamaal Charles' status for Monday's game against the Patriots.
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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is optimistic about Jamaal Charles' status for Monday's game against the Patriots.

Reid was asked Thursday whether his top running back would take the field against New England.

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"Yeah, I think so," Reid replied, according to The Boston Herald. "He’s going to practice today. We’ll see how he does."

Charles suffered a high ankle sprain against the Broncos in Week 2. He practiced before Kansas City's Week 3 game against the Dolphins but did not play.

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Charles has just nine carries this season. He had seven carries in Week 1 and two more carries in Week 2 before he was injured. Reid said it was "negligent" not to get the ball in Charles' hands more often.

- Dan Gartland