Donald Brown RB SD 4 Days

Brown had one carry for seven yards and two receptions for two yards on Sunday against the Rams.

For the second week in a row since Ryan Mathews is back taking the bulk of the carries, Brown was pretty much an after thought. Mathews rushed 12 times, and Branden Oliver was second in line with six carries. This does not figure to change any time soon barring an injury.

Donald Brown RB SD 11 Days

Brown had one carry for zero yards and one reception on two targets for four yards on Sunday against the Raiders.

Brown was on the field for a total of 21 snaps, with 17 of those in passing plays. It would seem that Brown is the top choice for third down passing situations, though this apparently will not amount to many actual touches if this game is any indication. Branden Oliver remains the top choice for backup rushing duties, as his 13 carries were second only to Ryan Mathews who ran the ball 16 times in his return to action.

Donald Brown RB SD 26 Days

Brown returned from a concussion to rush four times for 23 yards and catch one pass on two targets for six receiving yards in Sunday's 37-0 loss at Miami.

Brandon Oliver got the start ahead of Brown, though neither did much in a game that the Dolphins absolutely dominated. Brown missed three games after suffering a concussion in Week 5 against the Jets, though he isn't likely to see a big uptick in work after the Week 10 bye, as Ryan Mathews is expected to return in Week 11 against the Raiders.

Donald Brown RB SD 27 Days

Brown (concussion) is active for Sunday's game at Miami.

It remains to be seen exactly how much Brown will play in his first game back since suffering the concussion in Week 5, but he is available and will likely share carries with Branden Oliver.

Donald Brown RB SD 29 Days

Brown (concussion) practiced fully again Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Chargers' official site reports.

Brown is thus poised to return to a San Diego backfield that will be without Ryan Mathews once again Sunday, though in his anticipated return, a likely outcome is that he works in a complementary role along with Branden Oliver this weekend, a scenario that make Brown a Week 9 dart for those in deeper formats.

Donald Brown RB SD 30 Days

Brown (concussion) practiced fully again Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.

Brown is trending toward a probable designation this week, and with Ryan Mathews not likely to return to action Sunday against the Dolphins, Brown looks poised to rejoin the Chargers' backfield, though we suspect that in such a scenario he'd work in a complementary role behind Branden Oliver.

Donald Brown RB SD 1 Month

Brown was a full participant in practice Wednesday after clearing the NFL's concussion protocol, ESPN.com reports.

Brown thus appears on track to be available for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, which is more than can be said of Ryan Mathews, though in Brown's potential return, we suspect that he's likely to work in a complementary role behind Branden Oliver.

Donald Brown RB SD 1 Month

Brown (concussion) practiced Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Brown's status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is still cloudy, but his return to practice Wednesday is clearly a step in the right direction for the running back, who last saw game action in Week 5. With Ryan Mathews iffy this week and the team on bye in Week 10, the Chargers may continue to feature Branden Oliver on Sunday, with an eye toward having an intact backfield on hand in Week 11.

Donald Brown RB SD 1 Month

Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Broncos, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The same applies to fellow RB Ryan Mathews, with the stage set in Week 8 for Branden Oliver to once again head the Chargers' backfield.

Donald Brown RB SD 1 Month

Brown (concussion) is not practice Tuesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Brown missed last weekend's game due to a concussion and since he still hasn't been cleared to practice, he seems doubtful to be ready for Thursday's game versus Denver. As a result, Branden Oliver will likely maintain his role as the Chargers' top running back.