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Chargers bring in 5 running backs for workouts

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UPDATE 2:15pm: The Chargers actually brought in 5 different running backs, including former Charger Troymaine Pope and former Jets back Bilal Powell who spent four years with Anthony Lynn in New York.

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On Tuesday, the Chargers are reportedly trying out a pair of running backs following the quad injury suffered by Justin Jackson during their game against the Bengals.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Bolts brought in former Florida Gator and Panthers 2019 fifth-round pick, Jordan Scarlett, as well as former Georgia running back Brian Herrien. Herrien most-recently spent time with the Browns in training camp.

Scarlett played three years at Florida, with 21 starts, and finished with career totals of 1,846 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Herrien played a rotational role alongside 2020 second-round pick DeAndre Swift for his entire career, recording just 1,413 yards and 13 touchdowns through four years with the Bulldogs.

With the Chargers moving quickly to work out some new guys, you’ve got to think that Jackson’s injury is a bit more severe than we were all led to believe by Anthony Lynn on Monday’s Zoom call. After all, he did say they were going to work Jackson back in “as soon as possible.”

If Jackson is somehow deemed IR-worthy, then there’s a chance the team looks to 2020 UDFA Darius Bradwell who currently resides on the team’s practice squad to fill in on the active roster.