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Chargers Re-Sign Branden Oliver

The RB known as 'Bo' is back with the Chargers for another year.

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers just announced that RB Branden Oliver has resigned with the team on a one year deal:

The team is yet to announce how much money Oliver will be paid, but it's not likely to be anything that breaks the bank. After not appearing in a meaningful football game since November 2015 due to injuries, this is a chance for Oliver to prove himself and earn a bigger contract next year, whether that be in Los Angeles or elsewhere.

Personally, I'm very happy with the re-signing. Oliver is a small back at 5'8, 208lb, but he plays like someone 30lbs heavier. I'd stop short of calling him a power back, but Oliver is a hard, hard runner who consistently breaks tackles, doesn't go down on first contact and fights hard for every yard possible.

He doesn't have top end speed, but he combines his aforementioned power with good elusiveness, solid hands in the receiving game and a willingness to block oncoming pass rushers.

It's hard to know where Oliver will fit in on the depth chart this year. Right now he probably slots in as the #2 HB - which I'd personally be very happy with - but the Chargers may draft a RB to try and replace the receiving ability that they lost when Danny Woodhead jumped ship to the Ravens.