Eagles head coach Doug Pederson confirms interest in Jamaal Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs released long-time running back Jamaal Charles on Tuesday. He’ll become a free agent next week and reportedly is already drawing some interest from the Philadelphia Eagles’ camp.

It has barely been 24 hours and it would appear that Charles’ former offensive coordinator has his eye on him. Doug Pederson worked with Charles from 2013-15 after following head coach Andy Reid to the Chiefs in 2013.

When healthy, Charles is one of most-productive and talented running backs in the business. Unfortunately, he is coming off two injury-riddled seasons in which he played a combined eight games. During that time, Charles tallied 106 total touches resulting in 595 yards and six touchdowns.

As for the Eagles, they could stand to bolster their running back sitution that primarily consists of the often-injured Ryan Mathews and veteran Darren Sproles.

The key here for Charles to continue playing in the league is to prove he is fully healthy. Pederson’s Eagles are unlikely to be the only team that shows interest in the 30-year-old running back.