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Chiefs’ backup running backs get shot after Charles’ injury

Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (34) runs through the tackle of Carolina Panthers defenders Charles Godfrey (30) and Bene Benwikere during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday evening.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Knile Davis and Cyrus Gray got a chance to showcase themselves in the Chiefs’ preseason game in Carolina.
They may get another opportunity against Minnesota on Saturday.
Jamaal Charles was held out of practice Tuesday after the Pro Bowl running back hurt his foot in a freak accident while moving out of the dorms at Missouri Western last week.
So as training camp shifted back to Kansas City, it was Davis and Gray who were lining up for first-team snaps.
“It’s next man up,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said. “We have the running back-by-committee right ...

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