Reports: Chiefs, RB Charles agree to extension

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Updated: 7/23 4:55 pm

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Kansas City Chiefs and star running back Jamaal Charles have agreed to a two-year contract extension, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

The new deal will make Charles one of the highest-paid running backs in the NFL after he had been set to earn under $4 million this season based on the contract he signed in 2010, NFL.com and ESPN both reported.

The sides agreed on the deal ahead of the start of training camp on Thursday.

Charles, who was reportedly ready to hold out for more money, did not report to camp by a Wednesday afternoon deadline. He joked on Twitter that he had "no intention" of holding out.

"I just ran out of gas on the way to camp and my cell phone battery died," he wrote. "It was a long walk I tell ya."

Charles, 27, rushed for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 70 passes for 693 yards and seven scores last season. Only Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy gained more yards from scrimmage.

The seventh-year back has gained 5,823 yards on the ground with 29 touchdowns and caught 222 passes for 1,975 yards and 14 scores in 80 NFL games, all with the Chiefs.

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