Brown, who has only been active for two of eight games this season, is ready to step into Branden Oliver's backup role, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Brown's name had been mentioned as a possible trade target before Oliver's season-ending injury, but he is now in the mix for playing time for the Bolts. San Diego features Melvin Gordon on early downs and Danny Woodhead in passing situations, but Brown will serve as the primary backup to both guys, and he is now just one more injury away from seeing significant playing time. Brown is familiar with the Chargers system and is an adept blocker, so the team will not hesitate to use them whenever necessary.
The Chargers have re-signed running back Donald Brown. The Chargers let Brown go this past Saturday in order to add an offensive lineman for Week 4's game, but he was quickly brought back Monday to bolster the team's backfield depth in advance of next Monday night's contest against the Steelers.
Running back Donald Brown was released by the Chargers on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. The Chargers would apparently like to re-sign Brown next week, but they needed an offensive lineman and Brown is not subject to waivers. Dreamius Smith is now the team's No. 4 running back.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco confirmed the team will bring back running back Donald Brown, who is under contract for one more season. Brown ran 85 times for 223 yards, averaging a career-low 2.6 yards per carry, and caught 29 passes for 211 yards. He did not score.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews was officially ruled out for Sunday's regular season finale at Kansas City, per the team's official website. Mathews' 2014 regular season campaign comes to an end after appearing in only six games, registering 330 yards and three touchdowns on 74 attempts on the ground. Branden Oliver, Donald Brown and Ronnie Brown will all shoulder the load in the running game. According to Vegas Insiders, the Chargers are a 1-point underdog at Kansas City. San Diego can clinch a playoff spot with a win on Sunday.
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