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Jamaal Charles still second on depth chart

A warning to Kansas City Chiefs fans: This going to go drive you nuts.

So take a deep breath.

The Chiefs updated their depth chart and Thomas Jones remains the starting running back ahead of Jamaal Charles. That has been the case all summer and many Chiefs fans have been up in arms about it.

My advice remains the same: Don’t worry about it. Charles will get carries and I fully expect him to get more carries than Jones. The Chiefs, like most teams, don’t put too much into depth charts this time of year.

I think Jones is simply getting the veteran treatment and Charles is being kept hungry. In the end, there is no way Charles will be buried on the depth chart. He’s too good. He’s been terrific in the preseason, while Jones has scuffled some.

So, once the season starts, the hot hand will get the call much of the time. I expect that to be Charles.

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