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Running back Melvin Gordon re-signs with Broncos

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Dec 12, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) reacts following his touchdown carry in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Melvin Gordon agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Denver Broncos, multiple media outlets reported.

Gordon, who visited the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month, gained 1,131 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns in 16 starts last season for the Broncos.

The 29-year-old is a two-time Pro Bowl selection with 6,144 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns in 98 games (88 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

Gordon will see a familiar face in Denver this season. Quarterback Russell Wilson, who signed with the Broncos this offseason, and Gordon were teammates in college at Wisconsin in 2011.

The Broncos appeared to confirm Gordon’s new contract by posting a picture of the two together on Twitter.

–Field Level Media