Kansas City Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal

Kansas City Chiefs, running back Jamaal Charles reach deal

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Denver. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night.

The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because the team didn’t disclose terms of the contract.

The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year to help the Chiefs reach the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.

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