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Chiefs Sign Charles to Contract Extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the team has inked running back Jamaal Charles to a contract extension. Terms of the contract will not be released by the club.

"Jamaal is an elite player in the National Football League," Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. "It was important for us to keep him here in Kansas City long-term."

Charles (5-11, 199) led the Chiefs in rushing yards (1,287), receiving yards (693), yards from scrimmage (1,980) and total touchdowns (19) in 2013. His total yards from scrimmage ranked second in the league, and his total rushing yards ranked third in the NFL after competing in just 15 contests.

His career numbers include 1,043 rushes for 5,823 yards (5.6 avg.) and 29 touchdowns. Charles is also a key contributor in the passing game owning 222 catches for 1,975 yards (8.9 avg.) with 14 receiving touchdowns. Charles currently holds the highest career rushing average in the NFL (5.58) for backs with at least 1,000 attempts, leading a high-powered group that includes Hall of Fame running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders, as well as Adrian Peterson.

The seventh-year player was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press following the 2013 season, marking the second time he has earned that recognition in his career and made his third trip to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. The Port Arthur, Texas, native and former Longhorn has won four team MVP awards in seven seasons with the club.

Take a look at the top 25 photos of Running Back Jamaal Charles from this season.

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