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Jamaal Charles, Chiefs Agree to Extension; No Training Camp Holdout

Charles has rushed for at least 1,100 yards in four of the last five seasons. His 12 rushing touchdowns were No. 1 in the NFL in 2013.

Jamie Squire

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't want to see their best player holding out, but Jamaal Charles has certainly earned the right to a more lucrative contract.

Set to earn just $3.9 million this year, Charles wanted a deal that paid him like he's the best running back in the NFL, and the two sides have reached a compromise.

In 2010, Charles signed a six-year deal worth nearly $28 million. He was scheduled to make a base salary of $2.65 million for 2014 to go with a $1 million roster bonus, but according to KCTV 5, Charles wasn't reporting to training camp until he got a new deal. Charles would have been the 11th-highest-paid running back in the league, per Spotrac.

Charles has rushed for at least 1,100 yards in four of the last five seasons. His 12 rushing touchdowns were No. 1 in the NFL in 2013.

His 1,980 yards from scrimmage last year amounted to 35% of KC's total yardage from scrimmage.