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Branden Oliver Achilles injury video is one of the nastiest ever

San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver will miss the entire 2016 season after he suffered a torn Achilles in a preseason game over the weekend. Unfortunately, cameras captured the injury in great, great detail. If you’re squeamish and have no interest in seeing the exact moment Oliver’s Achilles popped, this is probably a good place to stop. The rest of you sickos can...
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August 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Branden Oliver is stating his case to be the Chargers' starter

The Chargers kept Branden Oliver on their 53-man roster this time last year.Now, they could be hard-pressed to keep him off the field. Oliver has scored in each of the Chargers' three preseason contests and looks like starting material in San Diego's backfield.Oliver has shined where rookie Melvin Gordon has struggled. Just look at this 70-yard touchdown scamper -- it's the type...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Branden Oliver returns to college for his degree

Last weekend, Branden Oliver spoke to rookies about the importance of a career after football.This week, the Chargers ballcarrier backed his words up. Oliver returned to Buffalo this spring to finish earning his degree in sociology in association with the NFL’s Continuing Education Program.“It means a lot,” Oliver told “I’m proud that I have finished...
Via FOX Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chargers RB Oliver: 'It was a blessing' to advise 2015 rookies

Branden Oliver stood in front of a group he wasn't invited to join last year, microphone in hand.Then, he told some new NFL rookies some tough facts. At the NFL's Rookie Symposium, Oliver had the attention of his future football-playing peers.“It was a blessing; it was a great experience,” the second-year running back told the team's official website. "Having not been a part...
Via FOX Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Branden Oliver to address new NFLers at the Rookie Symposium

Only draft picks are invited to the NFL's annual Rookie Symposium in Aurura, Ohio. That means Branden Oliver wasn't on the guest list last year. But that doesn't make his story any less noteworthy. The Chargers running back will serve as a guest speaker and advisee for a new generation of players, according to U-T San Diego.  “I’ll be sharing some of the things I went through...
Via FOX Sports
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Extending An Oliver Branch

And I quote, '(extending an) olive branch is usually a symbol of peace or victory'. The quote goes on to say '...and was historically worn by brides and virgins.' Well given you all play fantasy sports, I'm just gonna assume the latter applies to at least 90% of you. And THAT's how I make my triumphant return to writing after taking last week off: insulting your sexual goings...
Via Razzball Football
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Should the Chargers add a DT? Final roster predictions, Grice v. Oliver

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap this week. San Diego Chargers - Should the Chargers pursue defensive tackle, Alan Branch (READ) - Final roster predictions with cuts coming today. (READ) - Breakdown between Marion Grice and Branden Oliver. (READ) - Defensive improvement could lead to an AFC West title. (READ) Make sure you follow @cover32_SD...
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August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Marion Grice vs. Branden Oliver: Who will make the roster with final cuts approaching?

The third preseason game gave us little insight as to who is going to emerge between Branden Oliver and Marion Grice. What we do know is that between Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Donald Brown, the Chargers are developing a three-headed monster in the backfield. These backs give the Bolts plenty of options behind Philip Rivers in 2014. However, with Ryan Mathews set to be a free...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: What will the Chargers do with Marion Grice and Branden Oliver?

Today’s mailbag question comes to us from Chargers fan, and San Diego native, Gump in Scottsdale, AZ. If you have a question for our mailbag please tweet them to us @cover32_SD. “Do you think the Bolts plan to keep both Branden Oliver and Marion Grice?” – Gump, Scottsdale, AZ. Thanks for your question, Gump. This has been the topic of conversation throughout the Chargers...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Updates from OTAs, the story of Chargers’ RB Branden Oliver, Rivers given more control

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to recap this week. San Diego Chargers - Branden Oliver is the player turning heads early on for the Chargers. (READ) - How will the Chargers get better in the red zone? (READ) - Rivers has been given even more control of the offense. (READ) - Quick hits from this week, (READ) Make sure you follow @cover32_SD and @cover32_NFL...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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