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Chiefs' Charles dedicates game to drowning victims

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Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles met Andre Lance a few years ago at training camp and remembered taking a photo with him. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles met Andre Lance a few years ago at training camp and remembered taking a photo with him.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) -

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is dedicating Sunday night's game against Denver to two teenagers who drowned in a Missouri farm pond over the weekend.

Charles met one of the boys, Andre Lance, a few years ago at training camp and remembered taking a photo with him. The 17-year-old Lance and his high school classmate, Tyler Brandt, were found in the ice-covered farm pond Sunday night near Savannah in northwest Missouri.

Charles said that he learned of the drowning through social media and Lance's family.

"That's the funny thing about life. You have a lot of sad stuff and you've got emotions but when you step onto that field you've got stuff to leave on the field, and go out there and take all the angry stuff out on the other opponents," Charles said.

The Chiefs were already playing with heavy hearts after learning on Monday that safety Eric Berry has a mass in his chest that is likely lymphoma. Berry was still undergoing tests Wednesday but will miss the remainder of the season.

"It's been a long week for us," Charles said. "There's a lot going on but at the same time you've got to focus because we've got a big game this week."

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