Denver Broncos fans will have to wait until next couple of weeks to watch the veteran running back Jamaal Charles make his 2017 NFL season debut.
The 30-year-old running back Charles won’t be playing against the San Francisco 49ers on August 19, but he will definitely play against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3 of 2017 NFL Preseason on August 26, Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said after practice on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The Denver Broncos’ preseason matchup against the Green Bay Packers will be a final tuneup exhibition game for starters prior to the most important 2017 NFL regular season.
The Broncos’ starters likely won’t play in the organization’s preseason finale against the Arizona Cardinals on August 31, but running back Charles may see more action in that exhibition contest. C.J. Anderson, meanwhile, is listed as the franchise’s starter on the depth chart and Devontae Booker is registered as the second-string running back even though he is still recovering from a wrist injury. After Booker, Charles is listed as the Broncos’ third-string running back.
Time is running out for the four-time Pro Bowler Charles to secure a ticket on the Broncos’ 53-man roster. Having played in just eight contests over the past couple of seasons, he is still recovering from ACL surgery.
And after missing the Broncos’ 2017 NFL preseason opener against the Chicago Bears last week, Charles will be remained on the sideline with the starters this week against the San Francisco 49ers.
The Broncos has been vigilant with Charles because he’s coming from a multiple ACL surgeries. Should he’s healthy enough to play this regular season, the Denver Broncos will be making a rotational running back that has averaged 5.5 yards per carry in his professional football career. However, should Jamaal ends up not making the team’s 53-man roster, the Broncos will likely stick with Anderson, Booker and Henderson in 2017 NFL-regular season as well as in postseason should the starters remain healthy and should ever the Denver secured playoffs berth.
Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis, who has been recovering from offseason hip surgery, will also make his 2017 debut against the star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the entire Green Bay Packers.