Charles suffered an ACL tear in October and underwent his second knee surgery in the past four years. Turning 30 in December, the Chiefs won't rush Charles back about nine months after going under the knife.
Once he returns, Charles should slide right back into the top slot on the depth chart. When healthy the nine-year pro is one of the most dynamic, well-rounded backs in the NFL. But with two capable backups, it wouldn't be a surprise if coach Andy Reid decided it was time to curtail some of Charles' workload.
Here are other injuries we are monitoring Wednesday:
- Jaguars coach Gus Bradley told reporters rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey (knee) has been medically cleared to practice. However, the team will be careful with the first-year player. He added that Ramsey will work inside and in nickel during camp. Ramsey underwent surgery in May to repair a small tear to the meniscus in his right knee, which he suffered during phase two of the team's offseason conditioning program.
- The Jetswaived running back Zac Stacy after he failed his physical with the team due to a broken leg, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The team also placed running back Khiry Robinson on the PUP list with a leg injury. To replace these runners, New York is signing former Ravens and Jaguars back Bernard Pierce.
"People say 'he can't do it again,'" Suggs said. "I guess we'll find out."