Jaguars sign veteran running back Jamaal Charles to 1-year deal

The Chiefs player Jamaal Charles (c) celebrates with him team after scoring against the packers Sept.28, 2015, at Lambeau Field from Green Bay, Wisconsin (EE.UU.).
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Jacksonville, Florida, Oct 10 (EFE).- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles to a one-year deal, media reports said.

The 31-year-old Charles was one of the running backs that the Jaguars brought in this week for a workout.

The Jaguars are without running back Leonard Fournette, who is recovering from a hamstring injury.

The Jaguars cut Brandon Wilds to make room for Charles on the 53-man roster.

Charles will split time with T.J. Yeldon, who is averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

The veteran running back, who will be a back-up for the first time in his career, rushed for just 296 yards in 14 games last season for the Denver Broncos.

Charles spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, making the Pro Bowl four times starting in 2010.

The running back suffered a series of knee injuries and missed most of the 2015-2016 season, ending his time with Kansas City.

The 10-year veteran has run for 7,556 yards in his career, averaging 5.4 yards per carry, the best average for a non-quarterback in the Super Bowl era.