Jamaal Charles

Chiefs could save big money by cutting Jamaal Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs can save $6.188 million in cap room by releasing running back Jamaal Charles this offseason.

What It Means:

Plagued by injuries to both knees, Charles has appeared in just eight games over the past two seasons. Kansas City is projected to enter the offseason strapped for cap room, but neither Spencer Ware nor Charcandrick West established themselves as the answer to Kansas City's running game. It's not out of the question that the Chiefs choose to roster the just-turned-30 Charles during OTA's as a way to gauge his health.

Among the 54 running backs in 2015 to have at least 100 opportunities (rushes plus targets), Charles's 0.15 Rushing Net Expected Points (NEP) per attempt ranked second. The Chiefs ranked 18th in opponent-adjusted Rushing NEP per play.