The Bolts needed the 6-0, 223-pounder with the rash of injuries that they’ve experienced in the backfield this season. Ryan Mathews still recovering from an MCL sprain, Danny Woodhead is done for the season with a broken fibula, and “Dammit” Donald Brown left Sunday’s game with a concussion. Branden Oliver was superb against the Jets’ usually stout run defense and Shaun Draughn is also there, but reinforcements were still needed.
Brown ran for 377 yards (4.1 yards per carry) off of 91 carries for San Diego along with 57 catches for 431 yards. Brown began 2014 with the Texans and had six carries before being released last week.