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His role has not been what he expected, he said.

"No reason for me to just sit around and look at people play", Charles told The Denver Post on Tuesday. ". I'm sitting around watching people play". It's kind of unusual, because he has looked great at times. He hasn't had a carry in three games and has 7 in the last six.

It's unclear why the Broncos won't cut him, which coach Vance Joseph said they have no plans to do.

Charles turns 31 on Wednesday. That's the future. I want to play still. I want an opportunity. "I want an opportunity".

"I thought we were all going to get a chance to share the ball. like, I look around and see the Patriots share the running backs and New Orleans". I know how to prepare with no reps. "I never got a chance to be in the first 15, and it sucks", Charles said.

"At the end of the day, I just got to see what's the future for me".

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Charles had 10 carries in the season opener - a win over the Los Angeles Chargers - but has not reached that total since then.

After nine seasons in Kansas City, the 30-year-old running back signed a one-year deal with the Broncos in May to share the backfield with C.J. While he understands the nature of the business, Charles is not happy he's been limited so much this year and wishes the Broncos would release him so he could help another team that has a shot at postseason glory.

Jamaal Charles has been nothing more than an afterthought for the Denver Broncos during the second half of the team's failed 2017 season. That's not a bad average, but it comes on just 69 carries across 14 games.

Smith has logged 4042 yards with 26 TDs and five picks on the year, while Kareem Hunt has 1292 yards with seven TDs to lead the KC rushers.

If Charles is indeed inactive Sunday against the Chiefs, it would eliminate his chance to earn an extra $100,000 for reaching 500 scrimmage yards on the season, as his contract stipulates.

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