Vincent Brown back soon for Chargers?

Vincent Brown reportedly is running well, but will he be able to play for the San Diego Chargers this season?

UT-San Diego reports that the second-year receiver, who suffered a broken ankle in the preseason, is nearly at full speed. The team had hoped Brown would be back near mid-season, but his recovery has taken longer.

There are only five games left in the season. Still, San Diego coach Norv Turner told the paper this: "We're getting to the point where -- what's the upside if he's able to come back ... We're a ways away from that decision."

If the Brown can get on the field for the final few games, it will help this offense. Brown, a third-round pick in 2011, came on strong at the end of last season and was great in training camp. Brown has chance to be one of the Chargers’ best offensive weapons when he returns.

Meanwhile, linebacker Donald Butler (groin), receiver Eddie Royal (hamstring) and safety Darrel Stuckey (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Safety Eric Weddle (concussion) and guard Tyronne Green (hamstring) were among the San Diego players who were limited.