Jamaal Charles hints at retirement following release from Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday released veteran running back Jamaal Charles. This came mere days after the team acquired Carlos Hyde from the Cleveland Browns.

Charles, 31, sees his days in Duval end after less than a month and just six rush attempts. A four-time Pro Bowler, injuries have played a major role in his decline in recent seasons.

From 2012-14, Charles put up north of 5,000 total yards and 39 touchdowns. He’s tallied just 1,034 yards since then. And now, it seems that Charles is calling it quits on his career.


“I’m so thankful and grateful. Thanks Jaguars for opportunity. It probably was my last chance putting on a jersey again,” Charles wrote on Instagram.

It really is a sad ending to what seemed to be a Hall of Fame worthy career. If this is indeed it, Charles finishes his playing time having put up north of 10,000 total yards in parts of 11 seasons.