NFL Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Chiefs, Falcons, & Ravens

Broncos Veteran RB Ronnie Brown chose to sign with the Chargers over the Broncos. “It was kind of like a no-brainer,” Brown said, via Michael Gehlken. “A familiar situation to come in and be familiar with the system, I thought it was the right decision for myself, and I just took it. Now I’m here.” Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (knee) could return later this month, but...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

RBs Ronnie Brown, William Powell join Texans' backfield

  The Houston Texans are giving Ronnie Brown an opportunity to continue his career. The 32-year-old Brown joined the Texans on Tuesday in a reshuffling of the lineup of running backs behind Arian Foster. Houston also added William Powell and cut Andre Brown, Dennis Johnson and Tim Cornett. The second overall pick by Miami in 2005, Brown had only 91 carries over the past two seasons...
Via Associated Press
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Sign RBs Ronnie Brown & William Powell

  The Texans signed RB William Powell to a two-year contract, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Meanwhile, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have also signed RB Ronnie Brown to a contract as well. Both Brown and Powell was among the three veteran running backs who worked out for the Texans on Monday. Brown, 32, has found limited interest as a free...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Release RB Andre Brown

  The Houston Texans released veteran RB Andre Brown, according to Pro Football Talk. Recent reports indicated that Brown was the Texans’ fifth running back on their depth chart and was in danger of being released in the coming weeks. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported earlier in day that the Texans hosted three veteran running backs for workouts on Monday including...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Work Out RB Ronnie Brown, Three Others

Howard Balzer reports that RB Ronnie Brown had a tryout with the New England Patriots, along with TE Ben Hartsock, TE Nate Byham and RB Brian Leonard. Brown played with the San Diego Chargers for the last two seasons, and has reinvented himself as a third-down back, excelling at blocking and catching the ball out of the backfield. The Patriots seemingly have great depth at the running...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Try Out Four, Including Running Back Ronnie Brown

The New England Patriots are keeping their options open at running back and tight end. The Patriots tried out two running backs, Ronnie Brown and Brian Leonard, and two tight ends, Nate Byham and Ben Hartsock, on Tuesday, Howard Balzer reported Wednesday. Brown has 1,261 career rushing attempts for 5,328 yards and 38 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons. He spent 2013 with the San Diego...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers patience will benefit team in a deep market

Free agency is not even 24 hours old and many of the big names are no longer on the market. The San Diego Chargers stayed relatively quiet during the initial rush for signings and rightfully so. San Diego doesn’t have a ton of cap space and lacks to funds to throw around the type of money that was being casually dumped yesterday. The amount of money spent by other teams could end...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Donald Brown signing good insurance policy, but questionable use of resources

The Chargers gave Donald Brown a three year deal late Tuesday night as their first move of free agency, and while Brown provides a quality insurance policy for the oft-injured Ryan Mathews, allotting valuable funds to the running back position at this point is questionable. The pressing need for San Diego is at the corner position, and with guys like Aqib Talib and Vontae Davis getting...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Replacing Ronnie Brown? The top 10 free agent running backs

After a calculated move (Danny Woodhead signing) by new general manager Tom Telesco last offseason, and a career year by former first round pick Ryan Mathews, the running back position for the Chargers is the strongest it has been since LaDainian Tomlinson and Michael Turner donned the powder blue and gold. Mathews provides the punch while Woodhead is the elusive scat back the Bolts...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 RB’s in NFL Draft: Bolts find a gem to replace Brown?

The nicest part of the offseason so far has been the lack of concern surrounding running back Ryan Mathews. In 2013, he played through injuries and rarely put the ball on the ground overcoming two of the biggest heels in his career thus far. Running backs are going to get hurt, it is just part of the game, but with the successful spell of Danny Woodhead, Mathews finally is starting...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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