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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:39:42 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner didn't reveal his plans at running back in Week 16 after RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) was placed on the Injured Reserve. "Well, we've got a chance to get Ronnie Brown back" Turner said. "Jackie Battle will get a chance to play. And Brink (Curtis Brinkley ) played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster. I don't know that he would be active, but we'd have to see where Ronnie Brown is."
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 05:51:05 -0800
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said RB Jackie Battle will get a chance to play in Week 16, and appeared to favor him over RB Curtis Brinkley.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:14:42 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley had six carries for 42 yards in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers, while RB Jackie Battle had three totes for just two yards.
Fantasy Tip: Brinkley and Battle will likely split up the carries if RB Ronnie Brown (hamstring) cannot play in Week 16. That's because RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) left Sunday's game with a season-ending injury. Brinkley might get first crack after looking more impressive after Mathews left the game, but both he and Battle are only worth a look as a flex play at best in deeper leagues in Week 16. Even that is a bit risky at this juncture of the fantasy season.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:11:41 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said isn't revealing who will start at running back between RBs Ryan Mathews and Jackie Battle until the first play of the game in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints. "It's not a big deal. One had 14 carries and one had 15 carries, and if we can get that done again, it'll be outstanding," Turner said.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:22:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers RB Jackie Battle is listed as the starting running back on the depth chart at this point but a team spokesperson said that is only because Battle started in Week 4. The team still has confidence in RB Ryan Mathews and it likely will not take long before Mathews is listed as the starter again.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:15:22 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Jackie Battle is now listed as the No. 1 running back over RB Ryan Mathews on the team's depth chart.
Fantasy Tip: A follow-up report noted a team spokesperson saying that Battle was listed as No. 1 on the Web site because he "just started last week, so that's why he's there." This alone should remind you about the fluidity of Norv Turner's backfield.
Battle looks like the best red zone option because of Mathews' fumbling issues, but for the long haul, Mathews is the safer bet to finish as San Diego's top fantasy back. Those in point-per-reception leagues should be more confident in starting Mathews, who'll still yield flex value even if he's second fiddle and presents an attractive buy-low opportunity. Battle has been a popular pickup that will chiefly be good for touchdown opportunities; he's not a dynamic runner otherwise.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:57:33 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said he started RB Jackie Battle in Week 4 because he thought Battle gave the team the best chance to win. Turner said he was not trying to send RB Ryan Mathews a message by not starting him.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:04:18 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews did not start in the team's Week 4 win, as RB Jackie Battle started the game. Mathews did not play at all in the third quarter, and he had just four carries by the start of the fourth quarter. However, he was featured in the fourth with 10 carries for 60 yards, in addition to an eight-yard reception. Head coach Norv Turner said after the game he has "great trust" in Mathews.
Fantasy Tip: It's clear the team was sending Mathews a message following his costly fumble in Week 3.
Despite coming off the bench in Week 4, Mathews finished with a team-high 61 rushing yards. Owners should continue to monitor this situation. If Mathews can protect the football, he will remain the starting back. Battle, however, could see more carries as he was solid in Week 4 with 81 total yards and a pair of scores, in addition to four receptions.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:06:41 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Jackie Battle rushed for 39 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also caught four passes for 42 yards and one touchdown in the game.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:12:18 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) appears to be targeting a Week 2 return, so RB Ronnie Brown is likely to get the start in his team debut in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders Monday, Sept. 10. RBs Jackie Battle and Curtis Brinkley are also in the mix.
Fantasy Tip: Brown might be a decent one-week RB3 or 'flex' fantasy play, especially if you were holding out hope for Mathews, but don't add Brown in place of a player with longer term value to your squad.
Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:05:04 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner said Friday, Aug. 10, that he did not anticipate the team bringing in a running back with RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) sidelined four to six weeks. That means RBs Jackie Battle, Curtis Brinkley, Ronnie Brown and FB Le'Ron McClain are likely to shoulder the load during the remaining preseason games.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:33:19 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley had a strong practice Tuesday, July 31, and outshined RB Jackie Battle. Brinkley has reportedly looked better during training camp, as he tries to hold off Battle for a roster spot.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:58:45 -0700
San Diego Chargers RB Jackie Battle is viewed as a "triple value" to general manager A.J. Smith. "We've been talking to Jackie Battle for a while. We think he's an outstanding player," Smith said. "He's been added for depth. We feel he has triple value. He is an outstanding special teamer. He's also a good running back and can help us at fullback."
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:40:16 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Sat, 19 May 2012 12:01:36 -0700
The San Diego Chargers likely will sign a veteran free-agent running back this offseason to add depth at the position but are willing to wait until players are willing to accept the veteran minimum. Free-agent RBs Jackie Battle (Chiefs) and Cadillac Williams (Rams) are considered options or the Chargers.
Fri, 18 May 2012 12:38:22 -0700
Free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) has not received much interest from team since the early stages of free agency.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:20:43 -0700
The San Diego Chargers hosted free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) Tuesday, March 20. He met with team personnel and toured the team's facilities. He is a candidate to join the mix as a backup behind starting tailback Ryan Mathews.
Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:41:42 -0700
The San Diego Chargers might target free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) for their backup running back job with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert (Chargers) not expected back.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 22:15:11 -0700
The San Diego Chargers are closing in on the point of no return with free-agent RB Mike Tolbert. The team wants to know if Tolbert will return or not. If he doesn't, the team may look at free-agent RB Jackie Battle (Chiefs) shortly. Re-signing Tolbert is the team's first option, but they may turn their attention toward other veteran free-agent running backs if Tolbert doesn't seem like he will return soon.
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:51:41 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Jackie Battle this offseason.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:48:15 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB Jackie Battle said he will test free agency this offseason because he wants a bigger role in an offense.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:14:11 -0800
New England Patriots impending free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis would be a good fit for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs will likely be looking for a running back to pair with RB Jamaal Charles (knee), who is coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Impending free-agent RB Thomas Jones likely won't be brought back and while RB Jackie Battle likely could have a future in Kansas City, an upgrade may be needed.
Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:18:39 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs placed RB Jackie Battle (foot) on the Injured Reserve list Saturday, Dec. 31, and they promoted RB Shaun Draughn from the practice squad.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:32:48 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot) did not practice Friday, Dec. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 17.
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:55:42 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot), WR Jeremy Horne (illness) and S Jon McGraw (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:49:58 -0800
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot) is unlikely to play in the Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, although interim coach Romeo Crennel said the team is still determining the extent of the injury.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:55:02 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:15:32 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (foot) is considered doubtful for Week 17 because of a foot injury he suffered Week 16.
Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:49:07 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had 13 carries for 37 yards in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading a three-headed rushing attack. RB Dexter McCluster had nine rushes for 28 yards, and he added two grabs for 11 yards. RB Jackie Battle was held to 20 yards on nine attempts, and he did not have a catch.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 21:07:37 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs RB Thomas Jones had eight carries for a team-high 48 yards in Week 11 against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 21. RB Dexter McCluster also had eight rushes for 39 yards, while RB Jackie Battle chipped in with eight runs for 33 yards.
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:11:43 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle had 19 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 8 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 31. Battle has at least 70 rushing yards in each of his past three games.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:09:37 -0700
Oakland Raiders LB Aaron Curry was fined $10,000 for a late hit in Week 7 and CB Stanford Routt was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness for hitting Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle out of bounds.
Sun, 23 Oct 2011 16:47:01 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle carried 16 times for 76 yards in the Week 7 win against the Oakland Raiders. Battle has posted 195 rushing yards over his past two games, but has yet to visit the end zone this season.
Sat, 22 Oct 2011 10:24:46 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir said RB Jackie Battle likely will receive a majority of the carries but would not rule out using a running back-by-committee approach.
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:49:26 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:24:50 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (neck) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 20.
Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:52:59 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (neck) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 19
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:02:07 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (head) is expected to play in Week 7 after suffering an injury in Week 5.
Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:05:18 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle and head coach Todd Haley credit the team's strength and conditioning program as a critical factor in his development. "Early on he did a great job of buying in to the offseason and conditioning," Haley said. "He lost a ton of weight."
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:33:48 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Oct. 11, but he said his ailment is minor. "I'm fine," Battle said. "Just a little dinged up, nothing major." Battle exploded onto the scene with 119 yards on 19 carries in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was injured on his final carry, lowering his head in an attempt to gain extra yardage.
Sun, 09 Oct 2011 14:38:45 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle rushed for 119 yards on 19 carries against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.
Sat, 08 Oct 2011 14:39:14 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle has been splitting second-string carries with RB Thomas Jones and is expected to receive more touches as the season progresses.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:45:45 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs could turn to RB Jackie Battle earlier in their Week 5 game. Battle has emerged as a viable part of the rotation at running back after securing a huge first down late in the team's Week 4 game. With the Chiefs limiting RB Dexter McCluster because of his diminutive size and with RB Thomas Jones and FB Le'Ron McClain being ineffective running the ball, Battle should see more playing time.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:12:26 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs will be using a running back by committee approach because of the injury to RB Jamaal Charles (knee). RBs Dexter McCluster, Thomas Jones and Jackie Battle and FB Le'Ron McClain could receive carries the rest of the season.
Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:02:10 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle could get an increased role in the offense because of the injury to RB Jamaal Charles (knee).
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 23:36:04 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs kept RB Jackie Battle, WR Terrance Copper, LB Cory Greenwood and S Donald Washington on their final roster because of their ability to contribute on special teams.
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:51:53 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jackie Battle carried 13 times for 40 yards in the preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 12. Battle added three receptions for 27 yards, but also coughed up a fumble.
Fri, 29 Jul 2011 19:52:06 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed free-agents RB Jackie Battle, WR Terrance Copper, OT Ryan O'Callaghan and TE Leonard Pope. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The team also re-signed restricted free-agent FB Mike Cox to his one-year tender and exclusive-rights free-agent S Reshard Langford to his tender offer.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:14:03 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: LB Charlie Anderson, RB Jackie Battle, FB Tim Castille, WR Terrance Copper, QB Brodie Croyle, DB Travis Daniels, NT Ron Edwards, LB Corey Mays, S Jon McGraw, C Rudy Niswanger, OT Ryan O'Callaghan, TE Leonard Pope and DE Shaun Smith.
Fri, 04 Mar 2011 12:56:47 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs did not tender offers to impending free-agent RB Jackie Battle, FB Tim Castille and OT Ryan O'Callaghan, making them unrestricted free agents, reports Adam Teicher, of The Kansas City Star.