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Jamaal Charles unconcerned about number of carries for Chiefs offense

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is not concerned about the number of carries he is receiving in the offense.

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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was asked after Thursday's practice if he could handle carrying the ball over 30 times per game. Charles had his second 30-plus carry game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend.

Here is the exchange about Charles being asked if he can handle so many carries:

Q: Is 30 carries something you can handle consistently?

CHARLES: "It doesn't even matter about the carries. I missed the whole football season last year; I'm just happy to be playing football again. I'm not worrying about the carries."

Q: Considering you missed the whole season, are you worried about how the knee will hold up?

CHARLES: "I'm not worrying about any carries. I'm not worrying about my situation. I'm just happy to be playing football. I'm just going to make the most of my opportunity as I can. We've got guys hurt and I've got to step up."

Charles does not seem to be concerned about the amount of carries he gets.