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CHIEFS PLACE CHARLES ON IR, ELEVATE HORNE TO 53-MAN ROSTER, SIGN PATTERSON TO PRACTICE SQUAD

Posted Sep 21, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Wednesday that the club has placed RB Jamaal Charles on injured reserve and promoted WR Jeremy Horne to the team’s active roster from the practice squad. The Chiefs also signed OL Lucas Patterson to the practice squad.

Charles (5-11, 199) has played in 49 games (19 starts) with Kansas City (2008-11). He has rushed 499 times for 3,027 yards (6.1 avg.) with 12 touchdowns and caught 117 passes for 1,046 yards (8.9 avg.) with five scores. He has added 51 kickoff returns for 1,246 yards (24.4 avg.) with a TD and eight special teams tackles. Charles originally entered the NFL as the first of Kansas City’s three third-round selections (73rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft from the University of Texas.

Horne (6-2, 193) played in three games with Kansas City in 2010 after originally joining the club as a rookie free agent from the University of Massachusetts.

Patterson (6-4, 295) originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Kansas City in 2011. He played in 50 games (38 starts) at Texas A&M as a defensive lineman, tallying 131 tackles (56 solo), 10.0 tackles for loss (-32.0 yards), 4.5 sacks (-21.0 yards) and one pass defensed. He prepped at Kingsville High School in Kingsville, Texas.

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