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Report: Bills kicking tires on former UB running back Oliver

Branden Oliver was with the Chargers from 2014-17

July 13, 2018 - 4:15 pm

Reports have surfaced that the Buffalo Bills are going to work out former University at Buffalo running back Branden Oliver. 

Oliver started off his career as an undrafted free agent, signing his first deal with the then San Diego Chargers in 2014. He has played three seasons in the NFL, all with the Chargers organization. Oliver's most productive season came in 2014 when he posted 853 total yards from scrimmage with a total of four touchdowns. 

However, Oliver played in just eight games, and started in only one of those games in the 2015 season. The 27-year-old running back has struggled staying healthy as he sat out part of the 2015 season and failed to take a single snap in the 2016 NFL season.   

As running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation for an alleged incident with a former girlfriend, the Bills are looking at potential options in case they need a replacement for the 2018 NFL season. Oliver is looking for a fresh start after struggling the past few seasons. 

While the reports are that Oliver is going to workout out with Buffalo, nothing has been confirmed just yet by the team.   

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