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San Diego Chargers sign RB Ronnie Brown

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After Donald Brown's concussion Sunday, the Chargers signed Ronnie Brown to help out with the banged-up backfield and added a center after Doug Legursky was placed on IR.

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After running back Donald Brown was injured with a concussion Sunday, the Chargers sought out a replacement this week. The Chargers decided to turn to a familiar face in running back Ronnie Brown.

After leaving the Chargers this offseason, Ronnie Brown didn't find a home anywhere else in the NFL after being released by the Texans. After injuries to Danny Woodhead, Ryan Mathews, and now Donald Brown, the Chargers needed a backup to play alongside Branden Oliver and reached out to a former Bolt.

In his second-to-last game as a Charger, Brown made it memorable after breaking off for 58-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the win against the Bengals.

Brown comes back to open arms from the Chargers, as he was a well-liked teammate and a positive locker room presence.

After also signing center Trevor Robinson and waiving LB Kevin Reddick, the Chargers should have about $2.2 million in cap space.

The Chargers also made moves on their practice squad. The team placed running back D.J. Adams on “Practice Squad-Injured” and re-signed safety Adrian Phillips.