Melvin Gordon is now just one away from collecting the entire set of AFC West teams.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday that the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign the two-time Pro Bowl running back to their practice squad.
Two-time Pro Bowl RB Melvin Gordon is expected to sign with the #Chiefs practice squad, per source.
Released by Denver last week, Gordon should be active soon. Another weapon for the stretch run. pic.twitter.com/LBZ7cK2utG
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 28, 2022
The Denver Broncos released Gordon last week after three seasons. He’d gained 541 yards from scrimmage for the dismal Broncos offense, but was averaging a career-low 3.5 yards per carry and had fumbled five times.
That performance led to Gordon being benched last month. Then, the team made him the starter once again. After his release, Gordon told a local reporter he felt the team had made him a “scapegoat” for the offense’s woes.
Now, the 29-year-old running back will have the chance to revive his career with the Chiefs. Gordon played five seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers to begin his career, making the Pro Bowl in 2016 and 2018.
NFL fans reacting on Twitter don’t believe Gordon will make a difference for the Chiefs.
Can’t wait till the Chiefs are trying to run out the clock in the AFC Championship game and Gordon fumbles …” tweeted one fan.
“His fumbles are always in the worse spots. See fumble against at Chiefs last year,” tweeted another fan.
+400: Before signing Melvin Gordon
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) November 28, 2022
The fall of Melvin Gordon
1st rd pick by Chargers
Starter for Chargers
Thinks is is worth alot and holds out
Chargers let him go
Broncos pick him up
Shares roles carrying the ball
Waived by Broncos
Signed to chiefs practice squad
If Chiefs win SB, will probably brag about ring
— John Kegley (@bigestCHARGERfn) November 28, 2022
Can’t wait till the Chiefs are trying to run out the clock in the AFC championship game and Gordon fumbles and then Mike White drives the #Jets down the field in the two minute drill to send Gang Green to the Super Bowl.
— Louie (@Louie_Rock) November 28, 2022
Huh? Really? Doesn’t make much sense to me. I’d cut him the first time he fumbles.
— Randy Elenberger (@RandyElenberger) November 28, 2022
100% and his fumbles are always in the worse spots. See fumble against at Chiefs last year.
— Polish Filipino (@PolishFilipino) November 28, 2022
Yeah, dude is talented, but he is a fumbling machine.
— Will Smith (@RedAndBold) November 28, 2022
Melvin Gordon signs with Chiefs practice squad, according to Mike Klis. Maybe he will be added to active roster before playing Broncos twice and fumbling away games.
— Woody Paige (@woodypaige) November 28, 2022