Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon officially returned to the team Thursday following a holdout that began over the summer and continued through L.A.’s first three games of the season.
Gordon was greeted by teammates in the Chargers facility Thursday morning. Head coach Anthony Lynn addressed the media with an impromptu press conference in the afternoon, confirming Gordon’s return. The 26-year-old running back, who had been seeking a new contract ahead of 2020 free agency, is not expected to play against the Miami Dolphins this Sunday, but could potentially make his 2019 debut against the Denver Broncos in Week 5. In the meantime, backup Austin Ekeler is scheduled to start in Miami. Ekeler has racked up 368 yards from scrimmage in three starts during Gordon’s absence.
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