Great size-speed package with supreme athleticism. Runs with great power and will break open-field tackles. Built low to the ground. Has some moves and wiggle. A very good receiver.
Injury-prone. Not always patient when waiting for holes to develop. Isn't explosive at the line. Runs high and can be easy to bring down. Has average vision and misses some cutback lanes.
Excellent back when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
Named to play in Pro Bowl
Movements & Injuries
Declared free agent.
Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Diego Chargers to a one-year contract.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Diego Chargers to a one-year contract.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles to a one-year contract.
Declared free agent.
Foot injury, injured reserve.
Torn ACL, injured reserve.
Hand injury, out.
Signed by the Miami Dolphins to a multi-year contract.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Diego Chargers.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2005.
FA RB Ronnie Brown works out for Patriots | 05/21/2014 1:23 PM
Free agent Ronnie Brown worked out for the Patriots this week.
Howard Balzer on Twitter
Joining Brown were TE Nate Byham, TE Ben Hartsock, and RB Brian Leonard. It's the first we've heard of Brown since the Chargers' season came to a close with a loss to Denver in January. Brown can still be a valuable third-down back, but he's 32. He averaged 3.5 YPC on 45 totes in 2013, reeling in eight passes.
Ronnie Brown stars in Chargers playoff win | 01/05/2014 4:42 PM
Ronnie Brown rushed eight times for 77 yards and a touchdown and caught a nine-yard pass in San Diego's Wild Card win over Cincinnati.
After operating as San Diego's No. 3 back behind Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead early in the game, Brown's role grew when Mathews aggravated an ankle injury in the third quarter. Brown's nine all-purpose touches were his most in a game since early November. The 32-year-old's 58-yard touchdown run in the fourth was the icer as San Diego won Sunday's contest going away. Unless Mathews' ankle injury proves severe, Brown's role is sure to be far smaller in next week's Divisional Round at Denver.
Ronnie Brown fills in for Mathews late | 11/24/2013 5:11 PM
Ronnie Brown rushed six times for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Kansas City.
Brown came on as the early-down complement after Ryan Mathews' third-quarter hamstring injury. Predictably, he did not impress. At age 31, Brown lacks the burst necessary to get chunks of yardage in the NFL. He'd be a poor flex bet against the Bengals in Week 13 even if Mathews sits.
Ronnie Brown gets nine carries in loss | 11/10/2013 8:51 PM
Ronnie Brown rushed nine times for 36 yards in San Diego's Week 10 loss to the Broncos.
Brown got a little more run than usual because Ryan Mathews missed a majority of the first quarter with an undisclosed injury. Brown entered Week 10 with just five touches over the Chargers' past three games. He isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.
Ronnie Brown held to 14 yards in Week 7 | 10/20/2013 4:27 PM
Chargers RB Ronnie Brown rushed three times for 14 yards in San Diego's Week 7 win over Jacksonville.
He was not involved in the passing game. Lacking fantasy value, Brown is San Diego's No. 3 tailback behind Danny Woodhead and Ryan Mathews.
Ronnie Brown gets 10 touches in Week 5 | 10/07/2013 3:19 AM
Ronnie Brown rushed seven times for 11 yards in Sunday night's Week 5 loss to Oakland.
Brown assumed early down and short-yardage work with Ryan Mathews (concussion) sidelined. He added three catches for 21 yards, but struggled on his limited touches. Even if Mathews isn't cleared for Week 6, Brown won't be on the fantasy radar.
Ronnie Brown settles into No. 3 RB role | 09/15/2013 6:12 PM
Ronnie Brown rushed three times for 15 yards and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Eagles.
A week after leading the Chargers RBs in snaps, Brown was the clear-cut No. 3 back. It's the right move by the Chargers. Danny Woodhead is a better receiver and better in blitz pickup. Brown shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.
Ronnie Brown leads Bolts RBs in snaps Monday | 09/10/2013 1:22 PM
Ronnie Brown led the Chargers' running backs in snaps in Monday night's loss.
Michael Gehlken on Twitter
Per Pro Football Focus, Brown played 25 snaps to Ryan Mathews' 20, and Danny Woodhead's 10. Mathews notched 15 touches compared to just seven for Brown and two for Woodhead, but the snap counts are further proof of how much more the Bolts trust Brown in pass protection. Although Brown is off the fantasy radar, he greatly curbs Mathews' upside.
Brown rushes for nine yards on two carries | 08/25/2013 1:19 AM
Ronnie Brown rushed for nine yards on two carries in Saturday's preseason game.
Brown was used sparingly behind Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead and finished with just 11 total yards. He continues to be outplayed by Fozzy Whittaker and remains squarely on the roster bubble.
Ronnie Brown on roster bubble | 08/17/2013 8:25 PM
The Union-Tribune San Diego considers Ronnie Brown on the roster bubble.
Union-Tribune San Diego
Brown has barely seen the field this preseason and is expendable with Danny Woodhead as the Chargers' primary third-down back. Fozzy Whittaker played with the second team during Thursday's preseason game and will continue to push him for a roster spot.
Chargers re-up with veteran Ronnie Brown | 03/15/2013 5:16 PM
Chargers re-signed RB Ronnie Brown.
Adam Caplan on Twitter
No third-down touches for you, Ryan Mathews. With Danny Woodhead's signing and Brown back in the fold, Mathews will almost certainly be a two-down back. Both Woodhead and Brown are solid pass catchers, and Brown can pick up a blitz. Brown, 31, caught a career-high 49 passes for 371 yards out of the backfield in 2012.