Report: Redskins hosting Charles with backfield banged up
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The Washington Redskins will host veteran running back Jamaal Charles for a free-agent visit Sunday, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Washington's backfield is riddled with injuries. The team lost rookie Derrius Guice to a season-ending ACL tear in Week 1 of the preseason, while Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall are on the shelf with short-term ailments.

Charles, 31, spent last season with the Denver Broncos following his nine-year stint with the Kansas City Chiefs. The four-time Pro Bowler produced 296 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Denver last season in a limited role.

Charles posted five 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 2009-14, but significant knee injuries in 2011, 2015, and 2016 have diminished his athletic abilities.

Report: Redskins hosting Charles with backfield banged up
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