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Jamaal Charles and Kansas City Chiefs agree to contract extension

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Just a day after announcing his intention to forego training camp and hold out for a better contract, Jamaal Charles has worked an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs over an extension with the franchise.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the star running back of the Chiefs had struck a two-year extension and it is now believed that the 27-year old will report for Kansas City's training camp on time when it begins on Thursday.

The revised deal with Charles will make him the second highest paid running back in the National Football League, the Chiefs star man will only trail Vikings running back Adrian Peterson in that category.

Rapoport reports that the contract extension is over two years and is worth up to $18.1million in new money, he will also gain an extra $5million in those two seasons.

Charles does everything for his team, not only was he the teams leading rusher last season but also lead the way in terms of receptions and receiving yards for the ball club. 

Back in 2010, Charles signed a six-year deal with Kansas City which worked out at a value of $27.97 million, but after many stellar years with the franchise, the running back felt his contract did not reflect his importance to the team and demanded an improved deal, threatening to hold out through training camp if he wasn't rewarded.

Rapoport also believes that the two sides were already negotiating a new contract before the news that Charles would skip training camp was ever aired, it took simply one day for the deal to be smoothed over and avoid any unwarranted absentees from training camp.

One of the league's most dynamic players deserves every penny he earns in 2014, there aren't many players in the NFL who mean more to a franchise than Charles does to Kansas City.

If the Chiefs are planning to return to the post season after a playoff trip in 2013, then they will lean heavily on the involvement of Charles who is integral to everything they construct on offence.

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