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Derrick Johnson

Ex-Chiefs star Jamaal Charles returning to KC with Broncos

Jamaal Charles envisioned playing his entire career with the Chiefs, retiring from the organization that drafted him and having his name emblazoned on the ring of honor at Arrowhead Stadium.

The business of the NFL put a twist in those plans.

Now, the Chiefs' career rushing lead is preparing to return to Kansas City on Monday night as a member of the rival Denver Broncos. It figures to be an awkward homecoming for Charles, whose tremendous nine-year run with the Chiefs was slowed only by a pair of season-ending knee injuries.

"I really don't even know," Charles said when asked what kind of reception he expects to receive. "I'm just going in there to...