Jamaal Charles to practice for the first time since Oct. 11 injury

The Chiefs will have RB Jamaal Charles back on the practice field for the first time in about eight months. Ken Murray/Icon

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs will welcome back a familiar face to their practice field Tuesday when they begin their mandatory minicamp. Running back Jamaal Charles will practice for the first time since tearing his ACL in an Oct. 11 game against the Chicago Bears.

Charles was scheduled to only go only warm-ups and individual drills. He will not practice when the Chiefs go through full-team drills.

Linebacker Justin Houston is another player coming off ACL surgery. Houston has not practiced since having the surgery in February and hasn’t even been in attendance as his teammates conducted their workouts. Houston won’t practice at minicamp but he was in attendance earlier Tuesday as they went through their walk-through.

Safety Eric Berry remains unsigned and is not attending minicamp. The Pro Bowler has the team’s franchise tag.

Two starting offensive players -- tight end Travis Kelce and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif -- are not scheduled to practice on Tuesday because of illness.