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Curtis Brinkley | Running Back | #30

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 208
College: Syracuse
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Bears agreed to terms with RB Curtis Brinkley, formerly of the Chargers.
The deal will likely be finalized Monday afternoon. Brinkley caught 12 passes in 10 games for the Chargers last season, but offers zero as a ball-carrier. He's averaged a pathetic 3.2 yards on his 72 career totes. He's only getting the call because Armando Allen is week-to-week with a hamstring injury. Mon, Aug 12, 2013 12:51:00 PM

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The Chargers will not tender RB Curtis Brinkley, making him an unrestricted free agent.

27-year-old Brinkley generated some fantasy football interest in 2011 when Ryan Mathews was hurt, but he brings next to nothing to the table as a ball carrier. Brinkley averages 3.2 YPC in his career. He will not be a hot free agent.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:09:00 AM

Curtis Brinkley rushed three times for 10 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Brinkley played behind the uninspiring duo of Jackie Battle and Ronnie Brown. After spending the middle part of this season on the street, he'll head back there to scrape for a job this spring. The former undrafted free agent out of Syracuse set a career-high in carries this season with 39.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 08:19:00 PM

Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley led the team with 42 yards on six carries and caught three passes for 14 yards in the team's Week 16 loss to Carolina.

Brinkley's role increased due to Ryan Mathews' early second-quarter shoulder injury. A slightly effective checkdown target but practice squad-caliber carrier of the football, Brinkley held down the fort in San Diego's blowout loss. He'll probably get 10-12 touches in Week 16 against the Jets, assuming Mathews and Ronnie Brown (hamstring) are unavailable for that game.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 07:41:00 PM

Chargers re-signed RB Curtis Brinkley.

Brinkley appeared in seven games for the Chargers earlier this season, and started in Ryan Mathews' absence in Week 2. Although he could be in for the occasional touch over San Diego's final three games, he should mostly be limited to special teams.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 02:28:00 PM

Chargers declared RB Curtis Brinkley, DBs Brandon Taylor and Shareece Wright, K Nate Kaeding, NT Antonio Garay, and TE Ladarius Green inactive for Week 4 against the Chiefs.

Brinkley has fallen behind Jackie Battle and Ronnie Brown on the depth chart. San Diego is dressing only three healthy cornerbacks. Nick Novak was signed to replace the injured Nate Kaeding.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 11:46:00 AM

Curtis Brinkley received the majority of backfield touches in Sunday's win over the Titans, rushing for 43 yards on 18 carries.

Brinkley also caught four passes for 23 yards and was targeted often by Philip Rivers due to the Titans causing plenty of pressure on passing downs. However, Jackie Battle was called to close out the game on the ground, but in a close game Brinkley appeared to be in line for the lion's share of touches.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 08:03:00 PM

Curtis Brinkley is starting Sunday's game against the Titans.

Ronnie Brown is completely out of gas and the Chargers know it. He'll come off the bench and serve as the third-down back. Brinkley, a former undrafted free agent, is a desperation option only for fantasy owners.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Curtis Brinkley rushed ten times for 12 yards and caught three passes for 28 yards in Week 1.

Brinkley led the San Diego backfield in touches in Ryan Mathews' (clavicle) absence. If not for the receiving yards it would have been an abysmal night. Brinkley showed very little burst, but that could have been the side effects of an August thigh injury. Either way, he has no fantasy value moving forward.
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 02:30:00 AM

Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley has missed "valuable time" with a thigh injury of late.

The injury kept Brinkley out of Thursday's preseason finale while a "spry" Ronnie Brown carried five times for 25 yards and added two receptions for 19 yards versus the 49ers. Other sites have hyped the plodding Brinkley as a fantasy play with Ryan Mathews (fractured clavicle) in doubt for Week 1, but Brown is slated for feature-back duties at Oakland. Brinkley is undraftable.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 12:09:00 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego's pre-camp Chargers 53-man roster projection has the team keeping three tailbacks, none of which is Curtis Brinkley.

Rookie Edwin Baker also misses the cut in beat reporter Michael Gehlken's final 53 projection. We did some tape work on Brinkley over the offseason and were not impressed with his physical skills. It makes sense that -- behind Ryan Mathews -- the Chargers would keep Ronnie Brown and Jackie Battle over him.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 07:54:00 PM

Curtis Brinkley rushed 16 times for 52 yards and caught three passes for 12 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over Oakland.

With Ryan Mathews (calf) inactive, Brinkley led San Diego in carries on Sunday. The former undrafted free agent from Syracuse was ultimately used sparingly in 2011, largely because Brinkley is not much of a rushing threat. His 30 carries over the course of the season may go down as a career high. Brinkley can play in the passing game, but is a replacement-level back or worse.
Sun, Jan 1, 2012 10:52:00 PM

Chargers declared RB Curtis Brinkley inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

This looks like a healthy scratch for Brinkley and it confirms Ryan Mathews, Mike Tolbert and Jacob Hester are all close to 100 percent. Outside of their offensive linemen on injured reserve, the Chargers are healthy. The rest of their inactives: WR Bryan Walters, T Tony Moll, LB Everette Brown, LB Nate Triplett and S Darrell Stuckey.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 02:51:00 PM

Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley (concussion) has been medically cleared for Week 9.

Brinkley is expected to "spell" Mike Tolbert against the Packers. A candidate for no more than 6-9 touches, Brinkley just won't be a Week 9 fantasy option.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 03:10:00 PM

The Chargers are optimistic that RB Curtis Brinkley (concussion) will be active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Brinkley seems to have turned a corner on Thursday. He's yet to pass his concussion tests, but coach Norv Turner expects him to do so prior to Sunday's game. If he does gain clearance, Brinkley will be a clear-cut backup to Mike Tolbert.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 08:10:00 AM

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