Chiefs Charles likes new offense

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is tackled by free safety Kendrick Lewis (23) during NFL football training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Jamaal Charles has never caught more than 45 passes in a season, but the Kansas City Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back expects that to change under new coach Andy Reid.

Charles has been catching balls out of the backfield and even lining up at wide receiver early on in training camp, showing some versatility not unlike Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy did when they played for Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Charles ran for more than 1,500 yards last season in his return from a major knee injury, but he wasn’t used nearly as much in the passing game as he had been earlier in his career.

Still, he said after practice Tuesday that he relishes the chance to show what he can do.


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