The Denver Broncos have made a shocking move today, as they have decided to waive a 2x pro-bowler.
According to Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos have waived veteran running back Melvin Gordon.
Gordon, 29, is a 2x pro bowler who spent the majority of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers. He has played with the Denver Broncos the past 3 seasons and came into this year as the 1B back to the 1A 2nd-year running back Javonte Williams. However, Javonte Williams went down with a torn ACL earlier this year, leading to an expected increased role for Melvin Gordon. Instead, the Denver Broncos signed veteran Latavius Murray off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad.
Melvin Gordon this year has 90 rushes for 318 yards and 2 touchdowns, as well as 223 yards receiving on 25 catches. In the previous 2 seasons with the Broncos, he finished the year with over 1,000 all-purpose yards.
The decision to let Melvin Gordon go is a rather surprising one because, despite little playing time, the Denver Broncos also announced that newly acquired Chase Edmonds has just suffered a high ankle sprain. With Edmonds on the shelf for likely numerous weeks, cutting Melvin Gordon has led to a running backs room with little depth.
The Broncos' offense has been incredibly underwhelming this year after the major offseason acquisitions of QB Russell Wilson and hiring former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their head coach.
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