San Diego Chargers sign sixth-round pick RB Marion Grice to practice squad


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers have signed sixth-round pick running back Marion Grice to their practice squad.

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Yesterday the Chargers waived running back Marion Grice to make room on the 53-man roster for recently signed defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews. Grice cleared waivers today and choose to re-sign with the Chargers.

Matthews was drafted by Chargers general manager Tom Telesco in 2010 as a seventh-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts. Mathews spent the entire pre-season with the Houston Texans, until he was released on Sunday.

The Chargers were lacking depth on the defensive line due to injuries to Kwame Geathers, Sean Lissemore, Lawrence Guy, Damik Scafe, Ryan Carrethers and the loss of undrafted rookie defensive end Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe for the season due to a torn ACL.

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  • The Chargers surprised fans by keeping both Marion Grice and Branden Oliver on the final 53-man roster, with running backs Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead, and Donald Brown already on the roster.

    The Chargers instead opted to keep both of them. Both had break out games in the preseason, as Oliver rushed seven times for 64 yards and a touchdown in the preseason opener against the Cowboys while Marion Grice made his mark in week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals, rushing 17 times for 79 carries.

    The San Diego Chargers 10-man practice squad will consist of  QB Ryan Lindley, WR Javontee Herndon, WR Torrence Allen, T Jeremiah Sirles, G Craig Watts, DL Chas Alecxih, OLB Cordarro Law, CB Greg Ducre, S Adrian Phillips and RB Marion Grice.