|Brown joins the Chargers' backfield. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Brown, the second-overall pick of the Dolphins in 2005, was hampered by serious knee injuries in 2007 and 2009. And in 2010, his last in Miami, he rushed for just 734 yards on 200 carries despite starting all 16 games.
Last August, days after the lockout ended and while the Eagles were furiously signing and trading players -- but still before Vince Young made his ill-fated "Dream Team" comments -- the Eagles signed Brown to add depth behind LeSean McCoy. He finished the year with 136 yards on 42 attempts (3.2 YPC), a touchdown and this "Wait, what just happened?!" pass-fumble at the goal line in a Week 4 loss to the 49ers.
The Eagles tried to send Brown to the Lions for Jerome Harrison in October, but the trade was voided a day later after Harrison failed his physical. It was later discovered that Harrison had a brain tumor.
Despite this assessment from former Eagles' scout Daniel Jeremiah -- "[Brown] didn't have any juice last year, no burst" -- he should be adequate as a No. 2 or No. 3 option behind Mathews in a Chargers backfield short on depth.
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