Donald Brown RB SD 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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 3 Months

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.

Donald Brown RB SD 3 Months

Though the Chargers did not practice Monday, if they had, Brown (concussion) would not have participated, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The same applies to fellow RB Ryan Mathews, with both backs looking iffy, at best, for Thursday's game against the Broncos at this stage.

Donald Brown RB SD 4 Months

Brown (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

With fellow RB Ryan Mathews still sidelined, Branden Oliver is once again slated to head the Chargers' backfield this weekend. In each of the team's last two games, Oliver has topped 100 rushing yards, while catching eight passes for 91 yards and scoring a total of three TDs in that span.