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Los Angeles Chargers re-sign RB Branden Oliver

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San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver stiff arms Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on October 25, 2015. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI
San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver stiff arms Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on October 25, 2015. Photo by Jon SooHoo/UPI | License Photo

The Los Angeles Chargers re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year contract, the team announced.

Also on Thursday, safety Adrian Phillips signed his exclusive rights free agent tender to remain with the club.

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Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Oliver, who will battle Kenjon Barner, Kenneth Farrow and Andre Williams behind starter Melvin Gordon.

Oliver sustained a torn Achilles during a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings last summer and missed the entire 2016 campaign.

Listed at 5-foot-8, Oliver joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and led the team in rushing with 582 yards. The 25-year-old has rushed 191 times for 690 yards and three touchdowns in his first two seasons with the club.

Phillips also joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014. The 24-year-old collected 38 tackles and had one interception in 14 games last season.

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