KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are signing two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon to their practice squad, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press, adding some much-needed depth with a player that was recently released from the AFC West rival Denver Broncos.
DENVER (3-7) at CAROLINA (3-8)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Broncos by 2 1/2.
DENVER (AP) — Melvin Gordon's butterfingers finally cost him not just his starting job in Denver but his roster spot altogether.
The Broncos waived their veteran running back Monday, a day after his fumble at the goal line proved costly in their 22-16 overtime loss to the Los Vegas Raiders that sent them tumbling into the AFC West basement at 3-7.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — What stood out as Nathaniel Hackett surveyed the damage of his dismal start in Denver was that there weren't many standouts.
LONDON (AP) — The Broncos offense has stalled all season so expectations were low when a punt left them on their 2-yard line, trailing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.
Embattled quarterback Russell Wilson delivered a message in the huddle.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's butterfingers have become a hazard for the Denver Broncos, especially with Javonte Williams' season-ending knee injury and Mike Boone's problems picking up the blitz and holding onto passes.
DENVER (AP) — That Mount Rushmore of Quarterbacks in the loaded AFC West is off to a rather rocky start.
Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert and Derek Carr all lost their Week 3 games, and Russell Wilson endured a career-high nine three-and-outs Sunday night before he finally flashed the magic that earned him a $245 million extension this month, quieting the Broncos' boobirds.
DENVER (AP) — Nine three-and-outs. No touchdown passes. Only 126 yards passing. It was one of the ugliest games of Russell Wilson's storied career.
To him, it was a thing of beauty.
“We're still learning each other as a whole new system,” Wilson said after the Broncos grinded out an 11-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
The Big Ten's tradition of producing elite running backs is alive and well.
The conference features the nation's top two rushers in Illinois' Chase Brown and Minnesota's Mohamed Ibrahim, and four others are running for better than 100 yards per game.
DENVER BRONCOS (7-10)
New faces: Ownership group led by Walmart heir Rob Walton, his daughter, Carrie Walton Penner, her husband, Greg Penner; HC Nathaniel Hackett, QB Russell Wilson, OLB Randy Gregory, ILB Joe Schobert, OL Billy Turner, DL D.J.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Two things that Melvin Gordon III never concedes are his starting running back job and his vacation time.
Despite skipping the Broncos' OTAs after returning to Denver on a one-year, $2.5 million contract this spring, Gordon said at mandatory minicamp this week he won't abdicate his starting job to second-year running back Javonte Williams.
DENVER BRONCOS (7-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Teddy Bridgewater, CB Kyle Fuller, RB Melvin Gordon, CB Bryce Callahan, S Kareem Jackson, LB Alexander Johnson, RT Bobby Massie, EDGE Stephen Weatherly, DL Shamar Stephen, RT Cameron Fleming, CB Mike Ford, C Brett Jones, TE Eric Saubert, CB Nate Harrison, DL Justin Hamilton, ILB Josey Jewell, ILB Kenny Young,
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Linval Joseph and the Los Angeles Chargers have tried to put last week's 41-29 loss at Houston behind them as quickly as possible. With their postseason hopes on the line and facing Denver on Sunday, they have no other choice.
DENVER (AP) — To stir things up, Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went with a new flavor of milkshake the night before the game.
Turns out, there was something even sweeter: The tailback tandem of Melvin Gordon & rookie Javonte Williams.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For one primetime game, Mike Boone returned to the role he was brought in to fill by the Denver Broncos — backup running back.
The fourth-year player out of Cincinnati flashed what he could do, too, in giving the occasional breather to rookie standout Javonte Williams during a 22-9 loss at Kansas City on Sunday night.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Ailing running back Melvin Gordon III was unable to practice Saturday and was ruled out for the Denver Broncos' Sunday night showdown at Kansas City with the AFC West lead on the line.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rookie running back Javonte Williams will get his first start Sunday night at Kansas City if Melvin Gordon III can't play.
Gordon didn't practice all week because of hip and shoulder injuries and was listed as doubtful Friday.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater admits he shouldn't have surrendered on Darius Slay's game-changing, season-defining 83-yard touchdown return of Melvin Gordon III's fumble Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — Cornerback Darius Slay seized both the loose football and the moment.
Slay scooped up the loose football on the final play of he third quarter and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown, sparking the Philadelphia Eagles' 30-13 upset of the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Denver Broncos' perfect September is gone, replaced by the reality of October.
Two weeks, two losses to playoff teams a year ago, the latest a 27-19 setback in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
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These are my best bets to score at the running back and wide receiver positions.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After waiting a year to see their team play in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York Giants fans needed 55 minutes to say they had seen enough.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' backfield looks a whole lot different this year with local favorite Phillip Lindsay gone, replaced by second-round draft pick Javonte Williams and free agent acquisition Mike Boone.
Mon. Sept. 14
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SEATTLE (AP) — Jahleel Addae saw Russell Wilson's pass coming in his direction. He didn't see David Moore running open behind him in the back of the end zone, and as the pass floated past, COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Receiver Tyrell Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Chargers. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco announced the move Monday. The 26-year-old wideout had 43 catches for 728 yards and four touchdowns in his third season with the Chargers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Receiver Tyrell Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Chargers.
Chargers general manager Tom Telesco announced the move Monday.
The 26-year-old wideout had 43 catches for 728 yards and four touchdowns in his third season with the Chargers, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon.