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Practice rest for Charles a good idea

10/2/2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs are holding Jamaal Charles from Wednesday’s practice because of blisters on his feet. Charles participated in the walkthrough earlier in the day, an indication he will be ready for Sunday’s game against the Titans in Nashville, Tenn.

In that case, it’s not a bad idea for the Chiefs to shut down Charles for the day. He’s both their leading rusher and receiver, and in either category it’s not even close.

When it comes to running the ball, the Chiefs don’t appear comfortable with either of their other two backs getting much work. Rookie Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray have only 13 carries between them despite the fact the Chiefs have had some comfortable leads and could afford to provide Charles some rest.

Charles has 23 receptions, or 10 more than any other Chiefs receiver.