The Denver Broncos made some moves on Monday after their Week 11 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. These moves would suggest that they already know they are done for this season.
On Sunday, Melvin Gordon, the former Pro Bowler who has been the starting running back for the majority of the season, fumbled away an opportunity to go up on the Raiders.
It was third and one, and the Broncos were on the goal line to go up big on the Raiders right before the half, as they would get the ball back in the second half.
You guys already know what happened by now, but for the purpose of the story, Gordon fumbled the ball, forcing a fourth down.
On Monday he found himself without a job, as the fumbles have continued to be the issue for him. While he was waived, Gordon will easily find a job somewhere else eventually.
Sources: The #Broncos make a move following Sunday’s loss, as Denver has waived veteran RB Melvin Gordon. A respected player who spent 3 years with the Broncos, Gordon’s fumbles proved too much. A fresh start for all parties.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 21, 2022
But here is the questionable part that would suggest they know their season is over.
Chase Edmonds, the running back they just traded for, is reported to miss some time with an injury. In other words, the Broncos will have just Latavius Murray and Marlon Mack on the current roster that can play running back.
Mike Boone is still on the injured reserve list and is eligible to return back in Week 13.
This move is kind of, weird, I guess you could say, It makes me think they know their season is over, so they will only trot out Murray and Mack, and possibly elevate Devine Ozigbo from the practice squad.
The move is definitely something to monitor.
Mike Boone (IR, ankle) is eligible to return in Week 13.— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) November 21, 2022
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