Jamaal Charles returns to practice for Chiefs

08/21/2014 1:34 PM

08/21/2014 2:45 PM

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles returned to practice on Thursday, but not with the starters.

Charles, who did not make the trip to Carolina for last Sunday’s preseason game because of an off-field foot injury, worked the second team and scout team in Thursday’s practice.

“We’ve seen him all preseason, of course, and he’s one of the best going,” said defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. “He gives us a good look in there. Glad to see him out there, period.”

The Chiefs did not say whether Charles, who missed practice on Tuesday and Wednesday, would play on Saturday night against Minnesota.

“The guys that have been nicked up are trying to get their reps back on the scout team,” Sutton said. “(Mike) DeVito is over there, Josh Mauga is over there. It’s just a way for them to get work and not take away from guys that are definitely playing.”

Charles was not available for comment after practice.

Injury report

Second-year running back Knile Davis took most of the snaps with the first-team offense and is expected to start for the second straight week on Saturday night.

Safety Eric Berry (heel), wide receivers Dwayne Bowe (quadriceps) and Junior Hemingway (hip) and linebacker Joe Mays (wrist) did not practice for the third straight day.

Defensive end Mike Catapano (illness) did not practice for the second day this week.

The Star’s Terez A. Paylor contributed to this report.

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @randycovitz.

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