Reports: RBs Jamaal Charles, Orleans Darkwa to visit Redskins

Former Denver Broncos running back Jamaal Charles (28) celebrates the touchdown of fullback Andy Janovich (32) in the third quarter against the New York Jets on Dec. 10.Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent running backs Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa will pay a visit the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport cited sources saying that Charles will visit the clubs brass while Darkwa will work out for the Redskins.

The Redskins have been besieged by injury at the position, including rookie Derrius Guice. The promising second-round pick was lost for the season because of a torn ACL sustained in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots.

The latest injury to a running back is rookie undrafted player Martez Carter, who has suffered from hamstring problems in the preseason. He played Thursday against the New York Jets and led the Redskins with 45 yards rushing including a 30-yard run on seven carries.

Fellow running backs Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall left the game versus the Jets because of ankle injuries. The Redskins now have only three healthy running backs in Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Kapri Bibbs.

Charles will be visiting the club following nine seasons in Kansas City and one in Denver in 2017. The 31-year-old Charles had 69 carries for 296 yards to go along with 23 receptions for 129 yards receiving last season with the Broncos.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Charles was released by Kansas City in February 2017 after becoming the Chiefs career rushing leader.

Darkwa compiled 1,038 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns with the Giants. In 2017, the 26-year-old carried 171 times for 751 yards, a 4.4-yard average, and five touchdowns.

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