In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Charlie Riedel, File
September 28, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles could make his season debut Sunday night at Pittsburgh, though coach Andy Reid acknowledged that it would depend on how he practices this week.

Charles has not played since tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season.

The Chiefs have the week off following the Steelers game, so holding the four-time Pro Bowl running back out would essentially give him two more weeks. But conversely, getting him onto the field for a taste of action would also mean extra time to recover afterward.

The Chiefs have been cautious in getting Charles onto the field. Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West have proven to be solid replacements over the past season.


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