Chargers receive help while reeling

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SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Chargers have lost seven of their past eight games and currently sit at the bottom of the AFC West. 

It’s safe to say reinforcements are coming to late to save the lost season, but it doesn’t hurt. On Tuesday the Bolts announced they signed wide receiver Vincent Brown. 

Brown who was with the Chargers from 2011-2013, will be taking the place of Dontrelle Inman who suffered a neck injury after a brutal hit in Sunday’s game against Denver.

While the loss of Inman hurts San Diego, some could argue that the San Diego State graduate is an upgrade from the second year receiver. 

Brown at Wednesday’s practice was nothing but smiles during his press conference.

“It feels like I woke up from a long nightmare,” Brown said. “So, I was just happy to be back and do the workout and everything went well.”

The 26-year-old had his best season in 2013 where he had 41 receptions for 472 yards and a touchdown. 

“Yeah, he was impressive today,” Philip Rivers said of Brown’s practice. “You know he hasn’t been here in this offense in some time. He’s out here today and I gave him a signal that we hadn’t really talked about, but it was the same signal we had when he was here and he was like that. He ran it. He looked smooth, he looked good.”

Brown wasn’t the only player to return on Wednesday, D.J. Fluker who had missed the past two weeks with a concussion returned to the practice field Wednesday.

An addition without a doubt, especially considering the O-line’s performance against Denver. 

“I mean, I love football,” Fluker said. “I can play through any injury, but playing with my brain is a whole different subject.”

He described that he experienced a “fiery sensation” when his temple was hit in practice and felt it for a couple plays. But now after a couple weeks has passed the concussion protocol and will be ready to play Sunday against a strong Kansas City Chiefs team. 

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Maxim Garshman

Maxim Garshman is a Bay Area native who now calls San Diego home. He has an expert voice on all things NHL and NFL, and currently works as the Chargers beat writer for Sports Out West.


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