Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles fails to report

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) exits the game after an injury during the first...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) exits the game after an injury during the first quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

THE SPORTS XCHANGE

, Last Updated: 1:13 PM ET

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles did not report to the team Wednesday and intends to hold out for more money rather than join the team for full-squad practices Thursday.

According to multiple reports, Charles is unhappy with his 2014 salary of $3.7 million, the fourth year of a six-year, $27.97 million deal signed in 2010.

Charles, 28, rushed for 1,287 yards in 2013, which was the third best total in the NFL last season, and he ran for 1,509 yards in 2012.

However, 10 other NFL running backs have a higher base salary than Charles.

The Chiefs have discussed a contract extension with Charles. However, until pen meets paper and the deal is official, Charles is prepared to sit out as long as it takes to get the contract he thinks he deserves.

He makes about $9 million per season less than Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson. Detroit's Reggie Bush and Baltimore's Ray Rice also make more money than Charles.

The Chiefs said they expect Charles to show up on Wednesday when veterans report.

 


Videos

Photos