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Austin Ekeler (R / LAC)

Austin Ekeler (R, LAC)

The Chargers don't plan to give Austin Ekeler a franchise tag, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   173.5
Rnd 4 @ Den 4.6 1 0.4 -2 4
Rnd 3 vs Buf 6.5 3 2.1 11.6
Rnd 2 @ LV 0.9 4 2.9 7.8
Rnd 1 vs Den 6 5.1 5 4.9 21
13 @ NE 1.8 2 0.9 4.7

Older News

Austin Ekeler rushed the ball 10 times for 11 yards in Sunday's 13-12 loss to the Chiefs. He added seven receptions on eight targets for 38 yards.

Austin Ekeler rushed 13 times for 46 yards and caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Broncos.

Austin Ekeler rushed 15 times for 63 yards and caught three of four targets for 21 yards in Saturday's 24-22 loss to the Bills.

Austin Ekeler rushed five times for nine yards and brought in four of six targets for 29 yards in the Chargers' 63-21 loss to the Raiders on Thursday night.

Austin Ekeler carried the ball 10 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos. He also caught five of his seven targets for 49 yards.

Though Austin Ekeler remains in line to start, Joshua Kelley and Isaiah Spiller are also expected to see work in the Chargers' backfield Sunday against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Austin Ekeler may be at risk of losing out on some snaps and touches out of the backfield after Chargers head coach Brandon Staley said Wednesday that "competition for carries is going to be something that you can see happening," Kris Rhim of ESPN.com reports. "We're going to keep exploring, making adjustments, so that we can find that rhythm that I've been talking about," Staley said. "We know that Austin is a good running back. We just haven't found any rhythm in the last couple of weeks in the run game. Just need to keep after it and keep working hard in practice."

Austin Ekeler carried the ball 14 times for 18 yards and caught two of his three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Patriots.