Jan 11, 2014; Charleston, SC, USA; D.J. Adams runningback from Portland State runs the ball during the first quarter in the Medal of Honor bowl held at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
According to Aaron Wilson, the San Diego Chargers have signed RB D.J. Adams. He beat out Shaun Draughn for the spot on the roster.
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The report didn’t say whether the signing was for the 53-man roster or for the practice squad. Either way, Adams will be part of the roster.
If Adams is part of the 53-man roster, the team will rely on Donald Brown to take the bulk of the work while Ryan Mathews is injured. Branden Oliver will get more playing time as well.
Oliver looked like he could be a good option, but the team wanted to rely on the veteran Brown while closing out the game. We will have to see how the team gameplans this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars and how they rotate the backs around.
When Mathews does return, expect Brown to take on the role that was left by Danny Woodhead.
UPDATE: Michael Gehlken cleared up the confusion and says that Adams was signed to the Practice Squad.