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RB Jamaal Charles scheduled to meet with Broncos Tuesday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Jamaal Charles, who has caused the Denver Broncos plenty of headaches over the course of his touchdown-filled career, will meet with the Broncos on Tuesday.

If Charles passes a physical and the Broncos’ medical staff gives a favorable prognosis, the expectation is for the Broncos and Charles to try to close out a contract for the veteran running back.

Charles, 30, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament in October 2015, played in just three games last season because of pain in his knees. He had just 12 rushing attempts for the season before the Chiefs put him on injured reserve in November.

He had arthroscopic surgery on both knees, which prompted the move to injured reserve. The Chiefs could have activated Charles and moved him to the active roster for their final regular-season game, but they chose not to.

They then released him after season’s end. Charles also tore his left ACL in 2011, so the Broncos’ medical staff will likely be a big voice in the decision. But the Broncos are poised to try to sign Charles, as a situational player, if they get a favorable medical report.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway and coach Vance Joseph have made no secret they are looking for more potential big-play pop at running back. Their projected No. 1 back at the moment — C.J. Anderson — is coming off knee surgery, while Devontae Booker had a productive rookie season.

The Broncos also signed former Ravens running back Bernard Pierce as a “futures” player this past January. They then traded Kapri Bibbs to the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend and selected Coastal Carolina running back De’Angelo Henderson on Saturday.

Henderson, who ran a sub-4.5 40-yard dash at the scouting combine is the fastest of the team’s backs. Booker, Anderson and Pierce all have similar styles, so if Charles passes a physical and can resurrect even some of his past explosiveness, the Broncos would want to add that to their offense.

Charles has four 100-yard rushing games against the Broncos in his career, including a 259-yard effort during the 2010 season.

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Denver Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware(DeMarcus Ware Jersey) will undergo surgery Tuesday on his fractured right forearm and is expected to miss four to five weeks, coach Gary Kubiak said Monday.

Ware was cradling his arm as he walked to the sideline with just under 14 minutes to play in the third quarter and was taken to the locker room. The play, an 11-yard scramble by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, was nullified by a holding penalty on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.

Ware missed much of the team’s offseason program, all of training camp and did not play in any of the Broncos’ four preseason games because of back troubles. The Broncos made that move to try to get him to the regular season and planned to regulate his snap count during games to try to keep him healthy.

He missed five games last season with similar back troubles before returning to play well down the stretch and into the postseason. In the season opener against the Carolina Panthers, Ware had 1.5 sacks and played 32 of the defense’s snaps against the Panthers.

Ware went without a tackle Sunday but was credited with an assist and a half-sack, which tied him with Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers for 11th all time in sacks. Their 136 career sacks lead active players.