Charles is a little less than a year removed from an ACL tear that prematurely ended his 2015 season.
This is a long time coming for the Chiefs' biggest offensive weapon. The offense functions at its optimal speed with Charles in the backfield, though they loaded up on safety nets this offseason. Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware earned contract extensions while Knile Davis and Darrin Reaves are still hanging around.
The Chiefs haven't wavered in talking about Charles within the Week 1 time frame, which means he could have a little bit of rehabilitation work ahead of him. At the least, Charles can knock off some of the rust in walkthroughs.
Here are some other injuries we've been monitoring Tuesday:
- Second-year wideout Breshad Perriman did not get to play a game in his rookie season, and now the start of his sophomore campaign could be held up as well. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said this Tuesday regarding Perriman's recovery from a partially torn ACL, "I wish I did [have an update]. We had talked about this being the time frame, right about now, mid-August, when he would be back. That was the date that I was given back in June.