Chiefs Officially Sign RB Melvin Gordon To PS, Cut Two

The Kansas City Chiefs officially signed RB Melvin Gordon to their practice squad on Tuesday and released RB Wayne Gallman and C Austin Reiter from the unit. 

Here’s the Chiefs’ updated practice squad:

  1. S Zayne Anderson
  2. G Mike Caliendo
  3. RB Jerrion Ealy 
  4. TE Jordan Franks (Injured)
  5. QB Chris Oladokun
  6. WR Cornell Powell
  7. DT Danny Shelton
  8. LB Cole Christiansen
  9. LB Elijah Lee
  10. WR Marcus Kemp
  11. DB Dicaprio Bootle
  12. WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette
  13. DB Ugo Amadi
  14. TE Kendall Blanton
  15. WR Bryan Edwards
  16. RB Melvin Gordon

Gordon, 29, is a former first-round pick out of Wisconsin by the Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year $10.669 million rookie contract that was fully guaranteed and made a base salary of $1,889,967 for the 2018 season.

The Chargers picked up Gordon’s fifth-year option worth $5,605,000 for the 2019 season. He signed a two-year, $16 million deal in free agency with the Broncos in 2020. 

Gordon returned to Denver on a one-year deal for the 2022 season. However, the Broncos opted to waive him last week. 

In 2022, Gordon has appeared in 10 games for the Broncos and rushed for 318 yards on 90 carries (3.5 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 25 receptions on 32 targets for 223 yards receiving. 

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