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Report: Jackie Battle Moves Ahead Of Ryan Mathews On Chargers' Depth Chart

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We previously dissected the San Diego Chargers' backfield here. At the time, it seemed that Ryan Mathews still had a legitimate shot at retaining his featured role. Today, Chargers' brass made those waters even more murky by officially moving Mathews down to the No. 2 spot on their official depth chart.

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It appears the Chargers are taking Mathews' fumbling issues seriously. At least all signs are pointing that way.

Mathews' Week 3 fumble was his 11th in 27 career games with the Chargers. 

As we detailed earlier, GM A.J.Smith provided a detailed exit plan for Mathews if the fumbling continues. "What happens to fumblers is, first, they play less. Second, if it continues while they're playing on a limited basis, then you don't play for a while and you get to sit and think about it. Third, when you get the call to go back on the field and the fumbling continues, then you will be somebody else's fumbler."

Today's move may be another motivator. If it is, it's one that cannot be ignored, no matter how San Diego's coaches try to spin it. As far as the team spokesman, he's throwing cold water on the situation. 

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So if you were trying to trade for Mathews, you should be able to land him pretty easily now—his stock just took a nosedive. 


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Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).

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Cedric Hopkins

Cedric Hopkins runs this sports law/fantasy football blog. If you have issues with it, it's all his fault. Cedric was an athlete-student at the University of New Mexico (Basketball - Go Lobos!). He then morphed into a student-athlete when he attended law school in San Diego. Age replaced athleticism and now he writes appellate briefs for criminals (alleged criminals, of course) in state and federal cases, including writing U.S. Supreme Court briefs.

For years Cedric has researched and written about legal issues but maintained a love for sports. With FieldandCourt.com, he's combining his two passions: researching and writing about sports. When he's not in court arguing a case before a judge (or writing about himself in the third person), he'll be doing the same with his articles on FieldandCourt.com. Follow me, er, him on Twitter (opens in a new window).