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With San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews struggling to hold onto the football, Jackie Battle is now listed as the starting running back down in Southern California.
I’m sure the Chargers will give Mathews a chance to earn his starting spot back, but right now Battle is getting the job done.
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Chargers Jackie Battle admits even he was shocked to receive the bulk of the teams carries in Week 4 against the Chiefs. "I had no idea I was going to get that much work," Battle said. "They kept sending me back out and calling my number, so I figured I was doing something right."
The Chargers may just be doing this to motivate Ryan Mathews. He hasn't been spectacular but he did miss valuable time with a broken collar bone and he's clearly a better RB than Jackie Battle. This boggles the mind a little bit. We aren't in the locker room and there may be more to this but one has to expect that Mathews will emerge as the clear starter at some point...
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The San Diego Chargers have moved Jackie Battle ahead of Ryan Mathews on the teams depth chart. The reason according to the Chargers is because Battle started last week.
Battle, 29, ran for 39 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries against Kansas City. He also caught 4 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.
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