The Chargers agreed to a contract with Oliver on Thursday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. Oliver sustained a devastating Achilles tear near the end of the preseason slate, missing the entire 2016 campaign as a result. The injury was one of many to the Chargers' backfield, who lost Danny Woodhead (torn ACL) and Melvin Gordon (knee/hip) at various points during the season. After Woodhead bolted to the Ravens this offseason, the Chargers don't have an experienced hand behind Gordon on the RB depth chart. No matter, some combination of Oliver, Kenneth Farrow (shoulder), and recent pickup Kenjon Barner are seemingly capable if called upon in brief bursts.
Oliver (Achilles) will not be tendered by the Chargers, Michael Gehlken reported on Thursday. This opens the door for Oliver to become an unrestricted free agent, however there is a chance the Chargers opt to bring back the 25-year-old, especially after reportedly losing Danny Woodhead to the Ravens. Oliver missed the entire season after tearing his Achilles, but reports indicate his rehab has progressed well.
Oliver (Achilles) is expected to start running in January, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Oliver was placed on IR after tearing his Achilles in the preseason, kicking off what would a rocky season in terms of health for Chargers running backs. While Oliver is expected to be ready for spring practices, there's no guarantee he'll be practicing with the Chargers as the 25-year-old is slated to become a restricted free agent following the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Oliver (Achilles) has been placed on IR by the Chargers. With Oliver, who injured his Achilles during Sunday's preseason game in Minnesota now on IR, the Chargers' running back depth behind Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead takes a pretty tough hit. The team's current options on that front are Kenneth Farrow and Gus Johnson, but the Chargers could add another option in the next few days, as NFL cut-downs transpire.
Oliver (Achilles) is expected to miss an extended period of time, the Chargers' official site reports. Previously slated to work as San Diego's No. 3 running back, Oliver may have suffered a torn Achilles during Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings. Despite his spot on the depth chart, he actually had a important role in the San Diego offense, capable of replacing both early-down runner Melvin Gordon and passing-down back Danny Woodhead. The Chargers will now look to Dreamius Smith and/or Kenneth Farrow at the bottom of the depth chart. Smith had 13 carries for 31 yards and three catches for 30 yards (four targets) in Sunday's game, whereas Farrow didn't record a touch.
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