In the wake of Danny Woodhead‘s season-ending injury, the Chargers will waste little time in adding another tailback. Head coach Mike McCoy says that the sooner the his team can add a third healthy running back to roster, the better, tweets Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego. He added that he wants to finalize his decision in the next 24 hours.
Woodhead suffered a high ankle sprain and a fracture fibula during Sunday’s game against the Bills and needs surgery to fix the damage. Few would have expected the Bolts to be in the market for an RB in September since they entered the year with a talented three-headed backfield of Ryan Mathews, Woodhead, and Donald Brown. Mathews, of course, is out with an MCL sprain and while he’ll be back, it won’t be for at least a few weeks.
Running back Marion Grice was a candidate to be called up from the the taxi squad for that role, but the Chargers will definitely be going out-of-house for their third halfback now that the ASU product has signed with the Cardinals. Since the team was carrying just 52 players at the time of Woodhead’s injury, there are currently two openings on the 53-man roster.