Jamaal Charles to visit Tuesday with Denver Broncos


The Denver Broncos spent years trying to stop Jamaal Charles. Now they might join forces.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos will host the free-agent running back on a visit Tuesday, per a source informed of the situation. The development was first reported by ESPN.

Charles was released by the Chiefs in February after nine seasons with the team. The two-time All-Pro previously visited the Seahawks, but left Seattle without a deal.

The past two seasons for Charles have been swept away by injuries. He tore his right ACL in 2015, before having his right meniscus operated on last November. Charles then went under the knife for a minor procedure on his left knee while still mending the right one.

A recent workout video showed the 30-year-old back cutting laterally with a fair bit of quickness, but it's unclear if Charles will ever return to his previous heights athletically.

In Denver, Charles would have a legitimate chance at snaps in a backfield led by C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker. Once healthy, this is a player who can still cause plenty of problems for opposing defenses.

The pairing would also add juice to a Chiefs-Broncos rivalry that sits out there as one of the best in the NFL. We'll find out soon enough if Denver sees a match with the runner it once considered an arch enemy.