The Denver Broncos have waived RB Melvin Gordon after he fumbled this Sunday, his fifth of the season. Gordon has struggled to take care of the football this season and had begun to receive fewer snaps in recent weeks. 

Gordon has played the last three seasons as a member of the Broncos after spending the previous five with the Chargers. Gordon’s fumble on Sunday came at the Raiders' 2-yard line right before halftime. Gordon had also fumbled at the Seahawks' 1-yard line in the season opener. 

The Broncos' offense has struggled all season to move the chains and put points on the board. While Gordon’s struggle to hold on to the football has been a problem, it is just one of many plaguing the Broncos' offense. Gordon has been a pro bowler twice in his career, in 2016 and 2018.