Jamaal Charles surprises Chiefs teammate after new contract extension

The Kansas City Chiefs shored up their backfield on Thursday with the extensions of backup duo Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware.

Details of the contracts remain unknown, but the Chiefs acknowledged the deals over Twitter.

We have signed @spenceware11 and @Charcandrick26 to contract extensions.

— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 31, 2016

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As's BJ Kissel noted, West was effusive in his praise for the Chiefs after signing.

"It feels pretty good to know they believed in me to give me this chance."

~ @Charcandrick26

— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) March 31, 2016

"The day I start playing this game for money is the day I stop playing this game."

~ #Chiefs RB @Charcandrick26

— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) March 31, 2016

Signing West and Ware are smart moves by the Chiefs, who leaned heavily on the duo after Jamaal Charles went down with a torn ACL in October. You can't replace Jamaal Charles, but you can try to recreate him in the aggregate, and if Charles isn't fully ready to go come fall, West and Ware will take over running duties until he recovers.

And that is what makes Jamaal Charles being the first to reach out to Chandrick so...unexpected.

After signing, West tweeted that the first person to reach out and say congrats was Charles, the man who, at the end of the day, possesses the job he wants to take.

1st call I got was from my big bro @jcharles25 always positives words

— Charcandrick West (@Charcandrick26) March 31, 2016

Again: not mom, dad or significant other. A coworker West directly competes with hit him up just to say good stuff, man. Then again, West says the Chiefs backfield is practically family, per's Pete Sweeney.

@pgsween Charcandrick West is one of the weakest HBs in the NFL. Ware was a good sign for us. We should've let West walk. #JC25

— Divination (@Chris_Hall21) March 31, 2016

So yeah, the Chiefs backfield is probably tighter than my family. My phone is on silent without exception at 2 a.m.

Dan is on Twitter. He's just happy when someone around here retweets his Crying MJ memes.