Branden Oliver

Branden Oliver

Running Back #43
Team: Indianapolis Colts
Ht / Wt:5'6" / 208 lb.
College:Buffalo
Age:29
Born:May 7, 1991
Drafted:2014 / UDFA

Branden Oliver: Returns from hamstring injury

Oliver (hamstring) had ten carries for 33 yards, including a two-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Oliver is facing an uphill battle to make the Colts' 53-man roster with Marlon Mack, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all likely ahead of him. With Turbin suspended for the first four games and Mack sidelined with a hamstring injury, he could win a final bench spot.

August 30, 2018 11:19 PM EST

Branden Oliver: Not expected to play Saturday

Oliver (hamstring) is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the 49ers.

Analysis: Oliver is facing an uphill battle to make the Colts 53-man roster with Marlon Mack, Christine Michael, Robert Turbin, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all fighting him for snaps. As is the case, Oliver is not helping his cause by sitting on the sideline. He will need to get healthy prior to get healthy before preseason ends to improve his chances of making Indianapolis' final squad.

August 25, 2018 12:57 PM EST

Branden Oliver: Sitting for Monday's game

Oliver (hamstring) was ruled out for Monday's preseason contest against Baltimore.

Analysis: Oliver sat out practice earlier this week as he nursed the hamstring injury, and it's apparently severe enough for him to sit out Monday's game. The 27-year-old is facing long odds to crack the 53-man roster, which becomes increasingly more difficult the longer he's sidelined.

August 20, 2018 5:51 PM EST

Branden Oliver: Nursing hamstring injury

Oliver (hamstring) didn't practice Tuesday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: After spending four seasons with the Chargers, Oliver was brought aboard to fight for a depth role with the Colts. He's a long shot to make the roster, as has seen his yards per carry slip each year, finishing with 2.4 YPC in 2017.

August 14, 2018 9:59 PM EST

Branden Oliver: Signs with Colts

Oliver signed with the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: Oliver has spent his entire career up to this point with the Chargers, racking up 226 carries for 773 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in 30 games. He added 55 catches for 409 yards and one touchdown over that span. Oliver will face an uphill battle to make the Colts roster, as Marlon Mack and Robert Turbin both showed value last year and the team dedicated two picks in this year's draft to acquire running backs Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.

August 12, 2018 5:51 PM EST

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