(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Kansas City Chiefs will call some running plays eventually, even if it doesn't happen until the last week of training camp. Jamaal Charles has been assured of it.
That doesn't mean the Pro Bowl running back hasn't been busy the first week of practice.
After running for more than 1,500 yards last season in his return from a devastating knee injury, Charles now is getting a chance to showcase his versatility. He's been catching plenty of balls out of the backfield while also lining up at wide receiver for new coach Andy Reid.
''I'm not even worrying about running right now,'' Charles said after Tuesday's practice. ''We're focused on getting the chemistry down with the quarterback.''
That may be more important for Charles than ever before.
He's always had good hands, but he's never been called on to catch a lot of passes. Charles's season high was 45 a few years ago, and most of those were dump-offs and passes into the fl...