Chiefs rule RB Jamaal Charles (knee) out for Week 8

Just two weeks after logging a season-high in touches and snaps, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will miss Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts because of lingering problems in his surgically repaired right knee.

“The knee, it was up and down,” coach Andy Reid said. “We’ll just back him off here and see if we can’t get that thing to settle down.”

Reid added that Charles’ knee “acted up” during last weekend’s game, and the Chiefs want to handle that accordingly.

“Yeah, you have to be smart with it,” Reid said. “He might take a step back and come forward with something better. That’s what you try to do. We’re never going to put him out there if it’s not right. That’s just not going to happen. It doesn’t matter who the player is — that’s how we roll.”

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This is not a surprise given Charles's limited involvement last week and the stellar play of Spencer Ware.

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