Charles Signs Extension after Veterans Move into Missouri Western

Published 07/23 2014 10:49PM

Updated 07/23 2014 11:31PM

(ST. JOSEPH) It was unknown for much of Wednesday whether the Chiefs' biggest star would be on the field for the first full-squad practice of Chiefs Training Camp. 

After his fellow veterans moved into Scanlon Hall at Missouri Western, running back Jamaal Charles signed a two-year extension with the team on campus in St. Joseph.

The new deal sets Charles up to make $8.3 million this season, making him the second-high paid running back in the National Football League. He already had two years remaining on his current deal. 

The biggest question of mark continues to be on the other side of the ball in linebacker Justin Houston. One of the team's top sack artists misses all of OTAs and mandatory minicamp in Kansas City and was not seen moving into Scanlon Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Fellow linebacker Tamba Hali holds to what he's heard: Houston will be at camp.

"From what I heard he's going to be here. We're going to get it rocking again: 'Sack City'," he said. "Whatever happened in the offseason, we put that behind us. He's here to play football just like any other man."

Fans can come to MWSU for the first public practice at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Gates open 30 minutes prior to the start of practice and admission is free.

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