Jamaal Charles Reportedly Will Still Visit Seahawks After Eddie Lacy Signing

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMarch 14, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes the ball against the New Orleans Saints at Arrowhead Stadium during the second quarter of the game on October 23, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Seahawks continue to look for ways to boost their stable of running backs, as Jamaal Charles is reportedly planning a visit with the team.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Charles will visit the Seahawks on Wednesday.

Charles' reported visit with Seattle comes after SportsTrust Advisors announced former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy agreed to a deal with the Seahawks.

The Kansas City Chiefs released Charles on Feb. 28 after he played a total of eight games the previous two seasons due to two different knee injuries.

Before knee injuries prevented him from staying on the field, Charles was one of the NFL's most dynamic running backs. He has averaged 5.5 yards per carry in nine NFL seasons, all with the Chiefs, and also has 2,457 receiving yards and 20 receiving touchdowns.

The Seahawks are still in the process of trying to replace Marshawn Lynch's production at running back after he retired in February 2016. Thomas Rawls looked like the answer as a rookie in 2015 with 830 rushing yards and 5.6 yards per carry but was limited to nine games last season.

With Lacy reportedly on board, the Seahawks appear to be attempting to catch lightning in a bottle with players who have shown promise in the past. Charles would fall into that category if he comes to an agreement with the defending NFC West champions.

Based on his inability to stay healthy over the past two seasons, it would seem to be in Charles' best interest to find a team that can limit his touches in an effort to maximize his value. At 30 years old, he may not want to share carries, but it would help extend his career.