The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran free agent running back Jamaal Charles, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Jaguars signing RB Jamaal Charles, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 9, 2018
The move came quickly after it was reported the team would be working out Charles and former Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West. The team also picked up a running back from the Denver Broncos practice squad, which should fill the two roster spots opened up by putting Corey Grant and Austin Seferian-Jenkins on injured reserve.
This means the Jaguars current backfield consists of an injured Leonard Fournette, a hobbled T.J. Yeldon, a 31-year old Charles and a rookie David Williams. I’d guess Brandon Wilds ends up cut, but it might actually behoove the Jaguars to keep an extra back active, considering how things have gone.
Charles played in 14 games last season for the Broncos as a backup, rushing the ball 69 times for 296 yards and a touchdown, also catching 23 passes out of the backfield for 129 yards.