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Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:18pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeff Baca G
Ronnie Brown RB
Ryan Carrethers DT
Dontrelle Inman WR
David Johnson TE
Cordarro Law DE
Damion Square DE

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Sunday, November 23, 2014, 2:39pm

Chargers Inactives
Jahleel Addae DB
Ronnie Brown RB
Ryan Carrethers DT
Dontrelle Inman WR
Rich Ohrnberger C
Damion Square DE
Reggie Walker OLB

Sunday, November 16, 2014, 2:41pm

Chargers Inactives
Jahleel Addae DB
Ronnie Brown RB
Richard Crawford CB
Dontrelle Inman WR
Sean Lissemore NT
Damion Square DE
Reggie Walker OLB

Fantasy Impact:

With RBs Ryan Mathews and Donald Brown back in action this week, RB Ronnie Brown is the odd man. Mathews and Brendan Oliver should carry most of the work in this contest.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. With Brown out, Branden Oliver is a strong play against a shaky Raiders defense. The Chargers recently signed Ronnie Brown as a Plan C and Shaun Draughn looms as another possible committee member if the Chargers continue their trend of spreading touches around their backfield. We like Oliver this week given his recent play and generous matchup against Oakland.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Brown seems very doubtful to make it through the concussion protocol. If he’s out, Branden Oliver would become an even stronger play. The Chargers recently signed Ronnie Brown as a Plan D.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:22pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The cavalcade of injuries in the Chargers backfield has led to a familiar name returning to San Diego. The Chargers announced Tuesday that they have signed running back Ronnie Brown.

With Donald Brown (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (knee) both injured, undrafted rookie Branden Oliver and journeyman Shaun Draughn are the only healthy runners on the roster.

Oliver has been a pleasant surprise this year, but Ronnie Brown offers knowledge of Mike McCoy's system and creditable play on passing downs. Brown spent 2012 and 2013 in San Diego before playing in three games for the Houston Texans this season.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:15pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Houston Texans cut veteran running back Ronnie Brown. He had just six carries this season.

Brown, 32, has rushed for 5,332 yards and 38 touchdowns for his career.

The Texans signed cornerback Jumal Rolle off the Green Bay Packers' practice squad.

Texans could split up RB carries

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Texans running back Arian Foster has 55 carries already this season -- the highest total any running back has had since 2006.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien steadfastly maintains the team will give Foster as many carries as is necessary for the team to win, whether that's 10 carries a game or 35. On Monday he admitted the Texans will probably spread out carries among the rest of the Texans' running backs later in the season.

"Certainly when you look at one player getting a ton of carries, that’s something that you have to pay attention to as a staff," O'Brien said. "We do that. But also we do what’s necessary to win a game."

Fantasy Impact:

It's easy to say, but it's another thing for the Texans to do it. There's not a ton of experience behind Foster once the team released Andre Brown. Alfred Blue had a 11 carries and Jonathan Grimes had three, but this game became a blowout. Even Ronnie Brown had three carries. In Week 1, when the Texans were in a close game with Washington, Foster carried 27 times while Grimes and Blue had only one carry each. With an injury history like Foster's, it's probably a good idea to cut back a little on his workload to keep him healthy for the long haul.

B. O'Brien: Texans RB Arian Foster is 'going to play a lot'

Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:01am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Arian Foster missed eight games in 2013 and sat out the entire preseason slate, but Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he plans to ride the veteran running back in his first game back on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

"Arian's going to play a lot," O'Brien said, per the Houston Chronicle. "After that, we'll see how it goes."

"I believe at some point you'll see all three of those other backs: Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown in different situations. But Arian will get the bulk of the playing time," O'Brien said.

Fantasy Impact:

Foster says he's healthy and he should see a ton of work as long as he's upright. Grimes is his handcuff for now, but rookie Alfred Blue is waiting in the wings.

Bolts want to ease Ryan Mathews workload

Monday, September 1, 2014, 9:23am

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

The Chargers seem to have made themselves less dependent on RB Ryan Mathews, who was the offense's MVP last year.

And that should bode well for both them and Mathews, 26.

In the months since a game but gimpy Mathews sat out most of the Division Playoff loss at Denver, Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy have added three running backs to the 53-man roster while also retaining third-down specialist Danny Woodhead and subtracting Ronnie Brown. Giving the run game another dimension, Telesco signed David Johnson, a fullback-tight end noted for his blocking.

We'll see how long rookie backs Marion Grice and Branden Oliver will stay on the active roster behind another Telesco addition, Donald Brown, the ex-Colt who averaged 5.3 yards per carry last year. The kids look they could help in a pinch, but other roster moves this week could affect one of them.

At any rate, it made sense to give Mathews more cushion. As terrific as he was last year, overcoming a concussion and ankle sprain, powering the team's late run into the playoffs and never missing a start, it would’ve been foolish to be as dependent on him this year.

Fantasy Impact:

The plan seems to be to ride Mathews on occasion but it really seems like the team wants to ease his workload to keep him healthy down the stretch for a possible playoff run. It's not the first time we heard this, as similar reports were out even before camp. That likely means more work for Brown and Woodhead. Mathews had just two, 20-plus carry games through Dec. 1 last year, but the final four weeks of the season went 29-29-25-24 and wasn't able to get over a high ankle sprain. Look for the Bolts to keep Mathews in the 13-19 range, which is where he was for most of the September-November.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 5:38pm

HoustonTexans.com - [Full Article]

Jonathan Grimes is listed as the Texans RB2 behind Arian Foster.

Fantasy Impact:

Alfred Blue was third followed by newcomers Ronnie Brown and Williams Powell.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:43pm

Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Bill O’Brien said on Monday he hoped receiver Andre Johnson and running back Arian Foster would be able to return to practice this week and play against Atlanta.

Johnson and Foster, both of whom are nursing hamstring injuries, didn’t practice again today. That doesn’t mean they won’t be able to return against the Falcons on Wednesday or Thursday. The Texans won’t be having full-contact practices against Atlanta.

“If they were ready to go, we’d put them out there,” O’Brien said. “It wouldn’t be for 100 reps. They’d basically ease them back into practice, but that’s a day-to-day thing. If they said and the trainers said that they felt like they were ready to go, then we’d ease them back into the practices against Atlanta.”

Foster spent part of practice helping the two new backs, veterans Ronnie Brown and William Powell, learn the Texans’ system, just as he has a young back like rookie Alfred Blue.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 9:09am

National Football Post - [Full Article]

The Houston Texans have signed running backs Ronnie Brown and William Powell after cutting running back Andre Brown.

Brown has played for the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego Chargers. He rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown last season in San Diego.

Powell has played for the Arizona Cardinals. He rushed for 217 yards and caught 19 passes for 132 yards in 2012. He was cut and claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles before failing his physical.

Fantasy Impact:

Arian Foster is expected to be the RB1 if he can get back on the field. But now behind him are Jonathan Grimes and Alfred Blue, followed by Brown and Powell. The winner of the RB2 job is key to know here because Foster's injury woes could end up creeping up again this season...

Andre Brown released by Texans

Monday, August 11, 2014, 8:58pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Houston Texans have made a bevy of moves in the backfield.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that the team released running back Andre Brown, per a source informed of the move. Houston also cut runners Dennis Johnson and Tim Cornett, per John McClain of The Houston Chronicle.

The moves clear a path for new talent after the Texans worked out journeymen Brian Leonard, Ronnie Brown and William Powell earlier on Monday, per McClain.

Until they add bodies, the team's less-than-titanic depth chart features Arian Foster ahead of Jonathan Grimes and rookie Alfred Blue.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not really a surprise. Brown was buried on the team's depth chart and didn't play in the team's opening game - a blowout loss to the Cardinals. He was poised to be a valuable addition as a strong backup to often-injured Foster after two pretty good years with the Giants.

Monday, August 11, 2014, 5:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Texans turned to a group of young backs Saturday night, but looked at some old ones Monday.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans worked out three running backs Monday: Ronnie Brown, Brian Leonard and William Powell.

The Chargers let Brown walk as a free agent this offseason, and the 32-year-old also worked for the Patriots earlier this offseason.

The 30-year-old Leonard was solid last year for the Buccaneers, and has shown to be a veratile run-pass player. Powell has spent time with the Cardinals and Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

The Texans have been without Arian Foster (hamstring), and they didn’t give free agent acquisition Andre Brown much work in the preseason opener, going with Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Dennis Johnson.

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