Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who suffered a bruised knee in last Sunday’s 35-17 loss at Buffalo, and cornerback Javier Arenas, who suffered a neck injury at Buffalo, were on the injury report but went through a full practice.
“(Charles) fell on his knee, got bruised, came up limping, so we took him out rather than leave him in there and expose him a little bit more,” Crennel said of not using Charles much in the second half. “Then as it developed, the other players were doing decent, so we didn’t feel a need to put him back at that moment.”
It's a relief that Charles did not experience pain due to his ACL surgery. He has a great matchup this week against the Saints, but he hasn't exactly looked the part of a RB1 thus far this season.