Curtis Brinkley (concussion) cleared for Sunday

Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley passed his concussion test Thursday and practiced Friday for the first time this week.

With Ryan Mathews (groin) missing his third straight practice this week, it looks like Brinkley will share time with Mike Tolbert (hamstring) in the Bolts’ backfield.

Tolbert missed Monday night’s contest in Kansas City and is expected to return against Green Bay this weekend.

Brinkley was undrafted out of Syracuse and signed by the Chargers in 2009 – and has been waived six times by the team.

Elevated from practice squad to the active roster for the Chiefs game, the resilient Brinkley ran 10 times for 43 yards and a touchdown, including the game-tying two-point conversion from Philip Rivers in the fourth quarter.


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