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Holdout Avoided; Charles, Chiefs Agree To Extension
The Kansas City Chiefs and fantasy football owners can all breathe a sigh of relief. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Chiefs struck a deal with Jamaal Charles, who finally made to training camp after failing to report by the official 4 p.m. (eastern) deadline.

Charles jokingly told reporters upon arrival 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 explained. "It was a long walk, I tell you."

Rapoport was told the contract is worth $18.1 million in new money with an extra $5 million over the next two years. The revised deal makes Charles one of the game's top-five highest-paid backs.

Charles, who signed a six-year, $27.97 million contract in 2010 but was due just $3.65 million in 2014, was reportedly set to hold out barring a new deal.

The previous contract was well below market value for a player who accounted for 35 percent of Kansas City's offense last season.

The 27-year-old back is coming off a 1,287 yards rushing season with 1,980 yards from scrimmage -- second in the NFL -- and 19 total touchdowns.

The Chiefs won nine of their first 12 games and made the playoffs. Charles touched the ball 85 percent of the offensive snaps.

While Knile Davis and rookie De'Anthony Thomas might push for some snaps, fantasy owners should expect Charles to continue handling the bulk of workload.

And those interested will have to draft Charles accordingly.