In an interview with Michael Gehlken of UT-San Diego, Ronnie Brown said that he chose the Chargers over the Broncos. According to Gehlken the Broncos were the first team to express interest in Ronnie Brown, after losing their starting running back Montee Ball to a groin injury.
"“It was kind of like a no-brainer,” Ronnie Brown said. “A familiar situation to come in and be familiar with the system, I thought it was the right decision for myself, and I just took it. Now I’m here.”"
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With Branden Oliver and Shaun Draughn the only remaining healthy running backs, the Chargers decided to bring Ronnie Brown back due to his experience with the offense and solid pass protecting abilities.
Ronnie Brown played in 30 games for the San Diego Chargers from 2012-13. Ronnie Brown’s most memorable moment with the Chargers came last season in their playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Ronnie Brown filled in for an injured Ryan Mathews and rushed for a playoff career-high 77 yards. Most his yards game on a 58-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter that sealed the win for the Chargers.
Ronnie Brown signed with the Houston Texans last off-season after not being re-signed by the Chargers, but was released by the Texans last week.
Branden Oliver ran all over the number one run defense in the NFL on 19 rushes for 114 yards with one touchdown and four receptions for 68 yards with another touchdown in Sunday’s 31-0 win over the New York Jets. Branden Oliver certainly after Sunday’s performance will likely take over the role of feature back until Ryan Mathews returns.