The Chargers released running back Donald Brown last October, but brought him back a couple of days later to play out the season before releasing him again in March.
If they are going to hook up with Brown again in the future, it looks like they’ll have to wait for him to get dispatched by the Patriots. Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports that the Patriots have signed Brown on Wednesday.
Brown had a productive 2013 campaign for the Colts, who made him a first-round pick in 2009, and then signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Chargers before the 2014 season. His two years in San Diego didn’t turn out as well, however. Brown ran the ball 144 times for 452 yards and a touchdown while catching 37 passes for the Chargers, who opted to go with several other backs ahead of Brown during his tenure.
As the backfield is currently constituted in New England, Brown will compete with Dion Lewis, Brandon Bolden and James White for playing time. Chances are good that other names will filter into that mix, however, and new faces could make it less likely that Brown sticks with the team until the start of the regular season.