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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Moving well following season-ending injury
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Oliver (toe) was looking quick and fluid during the final days of the Chargers offseason minicamp, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Oliver was placed on IR after Week 8 thanks to a turf toe injury, but the undrafted back from Buffalo looks to be healthy heading into his third training camp with the team. While Oliver isn't expected to receive a majority of the carries to start the year, he's still in line to be the primary backup for starter Melvin Gordon (knee) and versatile receiving threat Danny Woodhead (ankle). Oliver is expected to see some competition for the role in the form of Dreamius Smith and Kenneth Farrow, but it remains to be seen how many running backs the Chargers will keep on the roster heading into the new year.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Recovers from toe injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Oliver (toe) appears to have recovered from last year's season-ending toe injury, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Limited by turf toe, Oliver was placed on injured reserve after Week 8 last season. He'll again be part of a backfield that includes Melvin Gordon (knee) and Danny Woodhead, the former of whom figures to lead the way on early downs while the latter handles most of the passing-down work. Oliver, however, could still have an important job, as he may be the top backup for both roles. Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson recently said that he expects Oliver to be a key part of the offense.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Should have role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson expects Oliver (turf toe) to have a big role in 2016, the Chargers' official website reports.

Oliver, a 2014 UDFA, seems to have made a full recovery from the toe injury that landed him on IR after eight games. Melvin Gordon (knee) and Danny Woodhead figure to get most of the snaps, but Oliver could also mix in. His roster spot appears secure, and he might eventually challenge for a leading role if Gordon isn't up to the task. It's also worth noting that Gordon is still recovering from January microfracture surgery, though he is expected to be ready for training camp.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Placed on season-ending IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Branden Oliver (turf toe) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

Oliver had been serving as the No. 3 running back, getting a few touches per game in relief of Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead. The San Diego Chargers will now turn to Donald Brown to fill the aforementioned role, though it's possible Oliver's snaps will just go to Gordon and/or Woodhead. Oliver has shown flashes of starting-caliber play the past two seasons, and he should be back in 2016 to compete for a role in the San Diego backfield. Of course, Woodhead and Gordon are also under contract for next year.

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Chargers' Branden Oliver: Dealing with turf toe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Branden Oliver -- who is dealing with turf toe -- was on crutches, with his right foot in a protective boot Monday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

If Oliver is forced to miss time, Melvin Gordon and Danny Woodhead should pick up some extra snaps in the San Diego Chargers ' backfield, with Donald Brown a candidate to be activated for next Monday's game against the Bears.

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