According to Gehlken, when the Chargers released Brown earlier this year, one team had “serious interest” in him and made an attempt to sign him to a contract. However, Brown chose to return to San Diego.
Brown, 28, was in the second year of his three-year, $10.5 million contract that included $4 million guaranteed. He was set to make base salaries of $3 million in 2015 and 2016 when the Chargers cut him over a month ago so that they could sign OL Michael Ola to their active roster.
In the event Brown is traded before the upcoming deadline, it’s unlikely that the Chargers would receive any more than a conditional late-round pick for him.
Last year, Brown appeared in 13 games for the Chargers and ran for 223 yards on 85 carries (2.6 YPC) to go along with 29 receptions for 211 yards receiving and no touchdowns.