Melvin Gordon

#25 RB / Denver Broncos / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 215 lb Age: 27 College: Wisconsin Bye 8

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    Broncos' Melvin Gordon: Willing to share with Lindsay

    Melvin Gordon anticipates working in a "one-two punch" with Phillip Lindsay (wrist) in the Denver backfield,'s Jeff Legwold reports.Denver Broncos GM John Elway used the same terminology earlier this week, suggesting both Gordon and Lindsay will have key roles in the offense. Gordon's two-year, $16 million contract suggests he'll be the "one" in that one-two punch, though it's Lindsay who owns the impressive career average of 4.9 yards per carry. Gordon's mark of 4.0 YPC has been oft-cited as a criticism, and while there is some merit to the argument against him, it's also true that he's spent most of his career running behind subpar offensive lines. The breakdown of snaps and carries appears uncertain, but Gordon should at least have the advantage when it comes to pass-catching and goal-line work.

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    Broncos' Melvin Gordon: Joins Denver backfield

    The Denver Broncos have signed Melvin Gordon to a two-year deal worth $16 million that includes $13.5 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.Gordon will be joining a Denver backfield that also includes Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman, with Rapoport adding that the "lure of playing in the same division as the Chargers" appealed to the 2015 first-rounder, who reportedly had a better offer from another team.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Ready to test open market

    Melvin Gordon plans to test the market as a free agent, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.This doesn't necessarily mean he'll leave Los Angeles, but it does suggest Gordon won't re-sign with the Los Angeles Chargers before free agency opens. He struggled when he first returned from his contract holdout in October, eventually picking up some momentum down the stretch with 411 rushing yards and four TDs in a five-week stretch from early November to early December. Gordon will turn 27 in April and should attract interest from multiple teams, though he's unlikely to be paid as one of the top players at his position.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Racks up 122 yards, touchdown

    Melvin Gordon ran for 46 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught six of seven targets for 76 yards during Sunday's 31-21 loss to Kansas City.Gordon briefly put the Los Angeles Chargers back on top early in the second half, dashing through the Chiefs' defense for a five-yard touchdown, his third in his last two games. The Wisconsin product finished 2019 on a high note as his 122 total yards were his second-most on the year. Gordon's season started with a holdout, and he was never really able to regain his form. His 75.7 total yards per game and 3.8 yards per carry were both his lowest totals since his rookie season while his three fumbles were his most since his rookie year.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Two touchdowns salvage day

    Melvin Gordon carried the ball nine times for 15 yards and two touchdowns while catching six of his seven targets for 32 yards in the 24-17 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.A miserable fantasy day was salvaged thanks to two one-yard touchdowns, with Gordon capitalizing on excellent ball movement by the Los Angeles Chargers' passing attack. Austin Ekeler continues to be the more efficient running back on a per-touch basis, recording five passes for 58 yards and also adding 11 yards on the ground Sunday, but Gordon has essentially operated as the team's primary goal-line threat, scoring at least one touchdown in all but three games since Week 7. With the Chargers well out of the playoff hunt, Gordon will have one more chance to audition for a new contract when the team takes on the Chiefs next week.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Fumbles twice in blowout loss

    Melvin Gordon carried seven times for 28 yards and caught five of seven targets for an additional 36 yards during Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Vikings. He also lost two fumbles.Gordon's fumbles set up a pair of Minnesota scores as the Vikings built a large lead, and he appeared to be benched for a brief period of time after the second turnover. Furthermore, his workload was rather limited anyway because of the lopsided nature of the game, though he did set a new season high for receiving yards in a game. Gordon had recorded at least 80 scrimmage yards in each of the last five games and should fare better in next Sunday's home matchup against the Raiders.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Finds end zone against Jags

    Melvin Gordon carried the ball 12 times for 55 yards and a touchdown and caught all five of his targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 45-10 rout of the Jaguars.Austin Ekeler erupted for 213 scrimmage yards on only 13 touches in the win, but Gordon was still able to post solid numbers with his own workload. He's produced at least 80 scrimmage yards in five straight games, racking up 526 combined yards and four TDs during that stretch, but Gordon will face a much tougher opponent Week 15 when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Vikings.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Accumulates over 100 total yards

    Melvin Gordon carried the ball 20 times for 99 yards and also caught two his three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss at the hands of the Broncos.That's now two consecutive games in which Gordon has failed to get into the end zone after a three-week stretch which saw the running back score four times. Still, it's encouraging to see Gordon continue to receive carries, as the 26-year-old has ran 20 or more times in three of the last four games and has hit at least 100 total yards in each one to boot. The change from Ken Whisenhunt to Shane Steichen at offensive coordinator could wind up being a career-saving move for Gordon, who has accumulated 442 total yards and a respectable 4.7 yards-per-carry average in the four games since the switch.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Totals 90 yards in defeat

    Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 69 yards and caught three of five targets for 21 yards in Monday night's 24-17 loss to the Chiefs.Gordon had a few nice gains, including a 21-yard rush during the first quarter. That helped him put together a third straight game with at least 4.0 yards per carry, continuing his progress following a slow start. Although the tailback dropped a pass late, he also totaled 90 yards from scrimmage for the third outing in a row. Despite his recent touchdown streak ending, he'll take some nice momentum into the Los Angeles Chargers' bye week.

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    Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Keeps building momentum in loss

    Melvin Gordon rushed 22 times for 108 yards and a touchdown and secured his only target for 25 yards in the Los Angeles Chargers' 26-24 loss to the Raiders on Thursday.Gordon led all rushers on the night in ground yards, as he continues to ascend back to the high bar he's previously set for himself. The fifth-year back now has three rushing scores over the last two games, and Thursday's 100-yard effort was the first of his truncated campaign. Gordon has also encouragingly logged at least 20 carries in back-to-back games just four days apart, and he'll look to come back even stronger after the extended layoff in a Week 11 Monday night showdown with the Chiefs on Nov. 18.