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Chargers release RB Brown, sign OL Ola

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The San Diego Chargers released disappointing running back Donald Brown and promoted guard/tackle Mike Ola to beef up their decimated offensive line.

San Diego could be missing as many as four offensive line starters when it plays the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Guard Orlando Franklin (ankle) will miss the contest, tackle King Dunlap (concussion) and center Chris Watt (groin) are doubtful and guard D.J. Fluker (ankle, chest) is questionable.

Brown, 28, has been inactive for each of the Chargers’ first three games. He signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal prior to the 2014 season but struggled to a 2.6 average while gaining just 214 yards last season.

Ola, who started 12 games for the Chicago Bears last season, was on San Diego’s practice squad.

Earlier this week, the Chargers signed center J.D. Walton – who has started 52 NFL games – and promoted tackle Tyreek Burwell from the practice squad.


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