Melvin Gordon activated by Chargers, reportedly will have limited role vs. Dolphins

first_imgMelvin Gordon is back.The Chargers activated their star running back Saturday and will play him in a limited role Sunday against the Dolphins, USA Today reported, citing unidentified sources. Rams’ Aaron Donald on slow start to 2019: ‘I’ve got to get myself going’ Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey with team, might play vs. Broncos Source says Chargers plan to play Melvin Gordon on a limited snap count tomorrow.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) September 28, 2019This means Austin Ekeler, who has stepped up the first three weeks of the season as Gordon held out from the team because of his contract, will remain the primary tailback and get the most touches.Justin Jackson, who is averaging 7.9 yards per carry as the secondary running back, also is expected to play Sunday. Related News The 80 QBs with NFL starts since Colin Kaepernick’s last appearance 1,000 days ago Gordon said the main reason he rejoined the team was because of its rough start to the season, Los Angeles is 1-2 entering Week 4, winning its only game in Week 1 against the Colts in overtime.”You don’t want to get into a big hole,” Gordon said, via CBS Sports. “You work the whole offseason to be in a good position to make the playoffs. That’s the whole goal. I had to come back at some point. Obviously, you come back and you’re raking in what you expect. The whole work in the offseason, really, was for nothing. So I just want to come back and help, and help contribute.”Gordon ended his holdout last week and reported to the team. While he hasn’t played at all this season, his trainer said he will be ready to go when the team needs him, “Although we did strength training and squats and lower-body stuff, too, my whole thing was, I needed to get his lungs in shape because he wasn’t where I wanted him to be,” trainer Todd Durkin said this week (via”If he had to play in mid-August, he wouldn’t have been ready. Week 1, for instance, he was needing quite a bit of recovery between reps. We were trying to do two-minute drives and he was feeling the ramifications. Now, we’ve been pushing the pace, and he’s ready. He’s ready.”The Chargers will play the Dolphins on the road at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img

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