Chargers believe Ryan Mathews is an every down back

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According to Michael Gehlken of the San Dieog Union-Tribune, Chargers head coach Norv Turner has indicated that running back Ryan Mathews will likely take over third-down duties this season.

Even though the Chargers seem like they’re ready to have Mathews be their every down back, they need to make sure they don’t run him into the ground.  They must make sure they limit his carries in order to minimize any wear and tear.