The Denver Broncos have announced that they have waived veteran running back Melvin Gordon. This comes after the team’s Week Eleven 22-16 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Gordon has had a fumbling problem in Denver and coughed up one against Las Vegas that was recovered by Denver. He has also been somewhat disgruntled since losing carries to recently signed veteran running back Latavius Murray. Denver also traded for Miami Dolphins veteran running back Chase Edmonds before the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline as well. Now he will look for another team to sign with for the rest of the 2022-23 NFL season.
Sources: The #Broncos make a move following Sunday’s loss, as Denver has waived veteran RB Melvin Gordon. A respected player who spent 3 years with the Broncos, Gordon’s fumbles proved too much. A fresh start for all parties.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2022
This season with the Denver Broncos, Melvin Gordon rushed the ball 90 times for 318 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught the ball 25 times for 223 yards and zero touchdowns. Gordon has fumbled five times this season which resulted in the team losing two of those fumbles. It became clear that both sides were ready to move on from each other and they decided not to wait for the end of the 2022-23 NFL season. Gordon will be free to sign with any NFL team that wishes to offer him a contract. A fresh start for both the Broncos and Gordon.