Melvin Gordon is on the transfer.
The veteran operating again signed a one-year cope with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Friday. Gordon’s contract is reportedly price as much as $3.1 million, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He final frolicked on the Kansas City Chiefs observe squad through the staff’s Tremendous Bowl run after 31 video games with the Denver Broncos from 2020-2021.
Gordon, 30, now joins some of the run-heavy groups within the NFL. Baltimore completed top-10 in dashing yards and makes an attempt for the previous 5 years, all with Lamar Jackson underneath heart for at the least seven video games every season. Issues could also be a bit totally different with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, although.
It is unclear what position Gordon could have within the Ravens’ backfield, however the Ravens’ previous few years present cause for wanting as a lot depth as doable. J.Ok. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, the Ravens’ nominal prime 2 backs, have performed a mixed 17 video games within the final two years attributable to a collection of accidents, leaving the staff to trot out the likes of Kenyan Drake, Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell.
Gordon very a lot matches that mildew of veterans previous their prime, and the Ravens have already placed Dobbins on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from knee surgical procedure.
Gordon at the least brings veteran expertise to Baltimore. He is rushed greater than 1,500 occasions in his eight-year profession with 6,462 dashing yards and 55 dashing touchdowns. Fumbles have been a little bit of a problem not too long ago and likely played a part in his release from Denver. He had 5 in his final 10 video games with the Broncos and has 26 in his profession — the most of any running back since 2015.
The signing is nice information for Gordon, who’s lamented about the state of the running back market not too long ago. He mentioned operating again is “literally the worst position to play in the NFL right now” as he contemplated the position’s future.
Now he’ll head to the Ravens, the place he’ll have an opportunity to compete for a job on a staff with playoff aspirations.