Chiefs to lessen workload of Jamaal Charles

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The Kansas City Chiefs will feature less of running back Jamaal Charles going forward.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says the team will feature Knile Davis more in 2014.

“Knile was a rookie and he was learning every week and getting better every week. As the season went on we were able to give him the ball a little bit more,” said Reid, via ESPN. “Coming into this season, we’ll be able to mix it up a little bit better than what we did early in the season last year.”

Charles averaged 21.9 touches last season so the Chiefs giving him a bit of a break is not necessarily a bad idea.
Davis has speed and at 227 pounds is bigger than Charles.

Charles ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also caught 70 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns.