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Forget About LJ, Jamaal Charles Is the Real Deal in Kansas City

Article By on 15th November, 2009

... weeks ago, it became clear that Johnson would never play another game for the Kansas City Chiefs. What wasn't so clear was who would replace him as the starter in the Chiefs' backfield.

Kansas City's stable of running backs is a who's-who of mid-round draft picks that includes former college standouts Jamaal Charles, Kolby Smith, and Dantrell Savage.

Charles entered last week's game in Jacksonville as the starter, but many assumed that Smith would soon replace him, or at least take a majority of his carries away.

But two games into the post-Johnson era it has become abundantly clear who the Chiefs' feature running back is.

That back is Jamaal Charles.

Charles' versatility as a runner and receiver has made h...

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