Jamaal Charles will make $18.1 million for the two years covered under the extension.
Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Kansas City Chiefs signed Jamaal Charles to a contract extension on the eve of training camp Wednesday that should make the star running back one of the highest-paid players at his position.
The deal came as Charles was apparently ready to hold out for more money.
"Jamaal is an elite player in the National Football League," Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "It was important for us to keep him here in Kansas City long-term."
Dungy distraction illustrates his point
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
There is a group of people in this country who love to build people up with an eye on knocking them down, and they all came looking for Tony Dungy earlier this week.
As far as I know the ex-coach and current NBC analyst never asked to be the moral compass of the NFL but the faith he often wears on his sleeve and an even demeanor in a sport filled with aggressive, often loud alpha-males made him particularly appealing to a cult that eats, sleeps and breathes political correctness.