San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown runs against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
When Vincent Brown left the Chargers, he was pretty much the equivalent of what fans think about Donald Brown today. The team was done with him after being targeted non-stop during the 2013 season, and suffering some injuries. To put it bluntly, he was pretty much just not getting open, whatsoever. Dontrelle Inman beat him out, and he went to the Raiders. It was all down hill from there. He went off to the Colts, but had no success with the team.
Vincent had, what appeared to be, a promising future with the Chargers. This was before he broke his ankle in a 2012 preseason game against the Cowboys. His return was much anticipated, and fans were frothing at the mouth to get him back on the field. Once he returned, he was not the same player. He never looked like the promising prospect we all thought he would be. Some say he looks more like a tight end, than a wide receiver these days. But, the market is thin, and the team is desperate to make it through the season. Brown will get another shot at wearing the Bolt, and playing on an NFL starting roster.
Vincent was born in Upland, and was an Aztec, so I am always pulling for local players. This reminds me a lot of the Ronnie Brown signing to back up Ryan Mathews in 2013. It does shed some light on where the team might draft, though. We will certainly have a high draft pick, and I have been saying that they will consider a WR with the top pick, with Floyd leaving. The state of the Chargers receiving corps is in question, as are many other units. I think we are looking at BPA, no matter where we pick.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see Brown in camp again. But, it also wouldn’t surprise me if we didn’t. If he makes a big enough impact in the next few weeks, maybe he squeaks in as a camp body with a chance. We still have 4 games left on the schedule, and I’m not seeing anyone else standing in his way. Stevie Johnson was a ghost last game, and left with an injured groin. Malcom Floyd & Javontee Herndon are the only guys left.
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