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Broncos waive RB Melvin Gordon due to fumbling issues

The Broncos let their starting RB go on Monday.

Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after fumbling the football in the second quarter of a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Empower Field At Mile High on November 20, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images

Tuesday Update: Gordon has cleared waivers and is now a free agent. He is now a free agent and is able to sign with any team that wants to offer him a contract. Gordon could find himself heading to the Los Angeles Rams, who waived Darrell Henderson on Tuesday, but there should be some teams hitting him up this week.

The Denver Broncos have cut running back Melvin Gordon, per Ian Rapoport. Gordon couldn’t get over his fumbling issues, with a fumble near the goal line in Week 11 the likely last straw.

Gordon also was vocal about his lack of playing time at points in the season, which couldn’t have helped perceptions when he would then go out and drop a pass or fumble, which happened too often. This season he had five fumbles on 87 carries.

Gordon has played well enough when not fumbling, so he should get a chance elsewhere.