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Pro Bowl nod further proof of Charles bargain

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By Michael Blunda

Now that he has made his first Pro Bowl, it has become even more obvious what kind of bargain the Chiefs got with RB Jamaal Charles' contract extension. Boasting the No. 1 rushing attack for most of this season, Kansas City locked up Charles to a long-term deal in mid-December, inking him to six-year, $27.97 million deal with $10 million guaranteed. From what we hear, however, the Chiefs low-balled the third-year back with this offer, not paying him like someone who ranks near the top of the league in rushing with 1,380 yards and who has more than 1,800 yards from scrimmage. It's possible they made the argument that Charles is an undersized runner who is currently splitting carries, and the threat of a 2011 work stoppage might have played a role in the 24-year-old wanting to get a deal done, as well. Either way, the Chiefs clearly value Charles' contributions and now have one of the NFL's rising stars locked up through 2016.

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