Charles in charge in KC

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KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Chiefs have reportedly signed running back Jamaal Charles to a new contract.

According to the Star, Charles agreed to terms on Friday and the new deal should become official sometime Saturday.

ESPN.com reported the deal to be worth $32.5 million, $13 million of which is guaranteed.

Charles enters Week 14 action third in the league in rushing with 1,137 yards, while his 6.3 yards-per-carry average is tops among all running backs. The Texas product also has 34 receptions for 379 yards and four total touchdowns for the AFC West leaders thus far.

It's the second consecutive 1,000-yard season for the 2008 third-round pick. The 5-foot-11, 199-pound speedster played in 15 games last year and logged 1,120 yards and seven scores on the ground.

Charles, who turns 24 on Dec. 27, has accumulated 3,562 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns during his three-year career.


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