The Denver Broncos’ season hasn’t gone the way they expected.

On many levels, their offense just hasn’t played up to par. On the ground, a player they thought would play an important role has been disappointing.

Two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon has not produced very much and has fumbled far too often.

Accordingly, the Broncos released him today.

Going forward, the Broncos will most likely roll with Latavius Murray and Chase Edmonds as their main running backs. Edmonds is dealing with an injury that will force him to miss multiple weeks, though.

Denver could sign another running back to build more depth alongside Murray and Marlon Mack while Edmonds is out.

The release of Gordon comes as a bit of a surprise as the Broncos have been searching for RBs since Javonte Williams went down with an injury.

Overall, they felt that it was time to move on from Gordon.

This season, Gordon ran the ball 90 times for 318 yards and two touchdowns. That’s just 3.5 yards per carry.

He fumbled five times, though. It was a consistent issue for him during his time with the Broncos.

Now, he will look to join another squad. Another team will most likely give him an opportunity for a depth role.

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