Broncos Waive Melvin Gordon

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III
Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III
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NFL Week 11 - The Denver Broncos have officially waived running back Melvin Gordon III, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport

Gordon, the team's leading rusher by attempts, ranks 34th in DVOA and 33rd in DYAR against 35 qualified running backs. He has also suffered from a case of the fumbles, coughing up his fifth fumble in 10 games on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. Gordon's five fumbles are the most since his rookie season in 2015. 

With Javonte Williams done for the year, the top three running backs in Denver are now all mid-season veteran additions: Latavius Murray, Chase Edmonds, and Marlon Mack. However, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Broncos are expected to be without Edmonds after suffering a high-ankle sprain on Sunday. In just five games and 27 fewer rushing attempts, Murray has 209 rushing yards to Gordon's 318 and already eclipsed Gordon in rushing touchdowns

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3 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2022, 2:43pm

#1 by KnotMe // Nov 21, 2022 - 2:03pm

This move was delayed bc the intern who gets the faxes at league office dropped the paperwork without noticing and it was recovered by the janitorial staff. 

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#2 by Mike B. In Va // Nov 21, 2022 - 2:19pm

Someone asked in the Sunday Discord chat how Gordon still had a job. Guess we have an answer to that...

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