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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writers Randy Covitz and Terez Paylor

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is Sports Illustrated’s newest cover star

07/30/2014 11:37 AM

07/30/2014 12:07 PM

Well, here’s hoping you don’t believe in the Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

The next issue of Sports Illustrated will have regional covers, one of which includes Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. The other covers feature Green Bay’s Eddie Lacy, Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy and UCLA’s Brett Hundley.

Sports Illustrated showed off the covers on its Instragram account.

“It’s not my first time being on Sports Illustrated, so I’m not that excited about it,” said Charles. “It’s something somebody put on me ...”

Charles agreed to a new contract last week, one that reportedly will pay him $18 million. Charles rushed for 1,287 yards last season and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 70 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns.

Charles wasn’t concerned about the dreaded Sports Illustrated cover jinx.

“I don’t know about the jinx,” he said. “I just play football.”

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