The Kansas City Chiefs indicated early in the offseason that with no setbacks, Jamaal Charles would be ready to participate when training camp started. Charles returned to practice on a limited basis late in the offseason, and even last week on his blog wrote "everything is going according to schedule" with regard to his rehab from a torn ACL.
That's why news that Charles won't be practicing on Saturday when the Chiefs begin full squad camp was surprising. Everything had been building for the return of the Chiefs' best offensive player, a boost Kansas City badly needs.
The story said that Charles' return is on hold indefinitely, though coach Andy Reid sounded as if he expected Charles to be practicing sooner rather than later. While that's good news, it's something to monitor if you own, or plan to own, Charles this fantasy season. An earlier report from today indicated Spencer Ware would see a big part of Charles' reps. Charcandrick West would factor in as well.