In a report by NFL Media Insider Adam Caplan, the team formerly known as the San Diego Chargers has re-signed running back Branden Oliver.

**As of the publishing of this article, the terms of the contract had yet to be disclosed.




The former University of Buffalo product has struggled in the stat column recently due to injury and, in my opinion, not being properly utilized by the offensive decision-makers.

After the loss of fan-favorite Danny Woodhead, the Chargers, perhaps, were in a position to strongly consider adding a ball carrier in the draft. With the re-signing of Oliver, the team’s leading rusher from only two season ago, the Chargers’ offense has retained a viable option in both the running and passing games — it is worth noting that despite his short stature, Oliver is more than adequate as a pass-blocker out of the backfield, something he worked on with the coaching staff and Woodhead a lot during their time in San Diego.

I can speak with the utmost confidence on behalf of the entire BoltBlitz.com staff that we are beyond happy for this young man.

My only issue is that he was re-signed by a team that no longer plays its home games in San Diego… but that’s a story for another day.


Thanks a lot for reading.





2 Responses to Report: Chargers bring back RB Branden Oliver

  • Churchill Robinson says:

    Glad to see BO get another chance. I thought he did an excellent job when he was given the opportunity. Hope he can stay healthy.

  • OPBolt says:

    I was actually surprised that they brought him back.I have always loved the Chargers’ UDFA history and Oliver’s demonstrable desire. Unfortunately the arc of his performance and availability has been on the down slope for awhile. I suspect he only provides some degree of comfort in case the draft doesn’t play out with a RB in the later rounds. The one year deal probably means he needs a really good camp to make the final cut, especially if the Chargers actually do expend a draft choice on a RB. In any case, I wish him good health and good luck.

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