As Ryan Mathews goes, so go the Chargers? In 2013, that often was true. This year, maybe less so. Telesco was in the Colts organization when they drafted defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews in the seventh round of the 2010 draft and he saw enough to like about Mathews to sign him to a contract with the Chargers for the 2014 season. Although Telesco has some familiarity with Mathews, he said the team brought Mathews in because the athletic defensive lineman is a movement guy who can play all of the interior defensive line positions. They signed nose tackle Ricardo Mathews, a former Colt able to play all three positions on the defensive line. San Diego waived running back Marion Grice to open up a roster spot for Mathews. In the months since a game but gimpy Mathews sat out most of the Division Playoff loss at Denver, Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy have added three running backs to the 53-man roster while also retaining third-down specialist Danny Woodhead and subtracting Ronnie Brown. Telesco said the Chargers made a tough decision in letting Grice go, but ultimately the team would like to bring him back on the practice squad.