Ronnie Brown re-signs with Chargers


The San Diego Chargers now have three running backs who all rushed over 200 yards last season. Coming in to Free Agency they only had one legit threat at that position, Ryan Matthews. That is, If you can call him a legit threat. So the signing of Ronnie Brown will bulk up their running back depth chart.

Ronnie re-signed to a 1 year/ $1 million contract.

Ronnie Brown rushed for 4,815 yards with the Miami Dolphins before becoming a Charger.

Ronnie Brown rushed for 4,815 yards with the Miami Dolphins before becoming a Charger.

Ronnie Brown has been in the league for nine years, six of those with the Miami Dolphins. He also played with the Philadelphia Eagles for a year, before signing with the Chargers last June.

His career stats go as follows: 5,171 rushing yards and 1,862 receving yards over the nine seasons he has been in the league. Brown was the second pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

During his career with the Dolphins, Brown never rushed less than 600 yards in a season. He also never had less than four touchdowns during any of those seasons. During his last two seasons (with the Eagles and Chargers) he has rushed for a total of 356 yards. Only scoring one touchdown during both seasons.

Yet, he has stayed somewhat consistent.

Although the numbers I mentioned earlier are not flashy, his presence on the field was definitely felt. He averaged the same yards per carry as he did in Miami with the Dolphins. He also averaged more receiving yards with the Chargers than he did in any year with Miami (371), besides the 2007 season (389 yards).

Ronnie Brown is a good quality veteran backup, for a position in football that takes a lot of hits.

 

 

 

 

 

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