Oct 2, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Russell Wilson, Melvin Gordon set to play Thurs.

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and running back Melvin Gordon III are both set to play in Thursday’s night’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Gordon (neck) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s walkthrough after being limited the first two practices of the week. Wilson (shoulder) was listed as limited again Wednesday but did not have a game designation. Gordon also isn’t listed with a game status.

Gordon is RB1 on the Broncos’ depth chart with Javonte Williams out with a season-ending knee injury. Mike Boone is RB2 with Latavius Murray signed to the active roster Tuesday. Murray is not expected to play against the Colts, however.

Gordon has fumbled four times this season, losing two. He has 139 yards and one touchdown on 37 carries. Boone has three carries for 20 yards this season.

The Broncos ruled out OLBs Jonathon Cooper (hamstring) and Aaron Patrick (concussion), safety P.J. Locke (concussion) and OL Quinn Meinerz (hamstring) for the game.

Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring), cornerback Darius Phillips (hamstring) and offensive lineman Billy Turner (knee) are listed as questionable.

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Aug 29, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back JaQuan Hardy (37) runs the ball against Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Brandon Rusnak (40) in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos add two running backs to roster

The Denver Broncos added running backs Stevie Scott and JaQuan Hardy to their roster on Wednesday.

The Broncos signed Scott, 22, during training camp last year but quickly waived him. He appeared in one preseason game, running for 23 yards on seven carries.

This spring, Scott played for the Michigan Panthers of the USFL and ran for 310 yards and scored three touchdowns in 10 games.

Hardy, 24, was signed as an undrafted free agent by Dallas last year. He played in three games, rushing four times for 29 yards and a TD. He played 54 snaps on special teams. The Cowboys waived him on July 14.

Scott and Hardy arrived on the same day veteran running back Melvin Gordon missed practice with a foot injury.

Head coach Nathaniel Hackett told reporters that the team is trying to manage Gordon’s health so he will be ready for the regular season.

Gordon, 29, rushed for 918 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 28 passes for 213 yards and two scores in 16 starts for Denver last season.

The two-time Pro Bowl selection has 8,388 yards from scrimmage and 67 touchdowns in 98 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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Dec 12, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) reacts following his touchdown carry in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: RB Melvin Gordon re-signs with Broncos

Running back Melvin Gordon agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Denver Broncos, multiple media outlets reported.

Gordon, who visited the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month, gained 1,131 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns in 16 starts last season for the Broncos.

The 29-year-old is a two-time Pro Bowl selection with 6,144 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns in 98 games (88 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

Gordon will see a familiar face in Denver this season. Quarterback Russell Wilson, who signed with the Broncos this offseason, and Gordon were teammates in college at Wisconsin in 2011.

The Broncos appeared to confirm Gordon’s new contract by posting a picture of the two together on Twitter.

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Dec 12, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) reacts following his touchdown carry in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: RB Melvin Gordon in talks with Ravens

Free agent running back Melvin Gordon is in talks with the Baltimore Ravens, NFL Network reported Friday.

Gordon, who turns 29 next week, gained 1,131 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns in 16 starts last season for the Denver Broncos.

Gordon is a two-time Pro Bowl selection with 6,144 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns in 98 games (88 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson has been the Ravens’ leading rusher in each of the past three seasons, including 767 yards on the ground in 2021.

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Dec 12, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) reacts following his touchdown carry in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos in talks with Melvin Gordon, Kareem Jackson

The Denver Broncos remain in contact with running back Melvin Gordon and safety Kareem Jackson.

Gordon, who turns 29 next month, had 1,131 yards from scrimmage and 10 TDs in 16 starts last year for Denver.

Jackson, who will be 34 next month, had 88 tackles and one interception in 15 starts for the Broncos last season.

Denver general manager George Paton confirmed Sunday that he has spoken to representatives for both free agents.

“We’ve spoken to both their agents,” Paton said, per DNVR Sports. “It’s ongoing. We’d love to bring everyone back, but we just can’t do it. We’re still talking with those two — really good players.”

Gordon is a two-time Pro Bowl selection with 6,144 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns in 98 games (88 starts) with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

Jackson has 807 tackles, 20 interceptions and five fumble recoveries in 176 games (168 starts) with the Houston Texans (2010-18) and Broncos.

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Nov 22, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) after his touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: DUI charge against Broncos RB Melvin Gordon dropped

Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive guard Andrus Peat (75) lines up against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

A DUI charge against Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon has been dismissed, multiple outlets reported Wednesday.

Denver County Court Judge Olympia Fay made the decision “due to evidentiary concerns,” according to ESPN.

Gordon, 27, pleaded guilty to reckless driving for excessive speeding and will pay a $250 fine and $229 court fee, Denver’s KUSA-TV reported.

By avoiding the more serious charge of driving under the influence, he will likely avoid a three-game suspension from the NFL. He could still be subject to lesser discipline from the league.

Gordon was arrested in downtown Denver on Oct. 13 after allegedly driving 71 mph in a 35 mph zone. The Broncos held him out of their Oct. 18 game at New England, the only contest he missed in his first season with the team.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers, Gordon signed a two-year, $16 million deal with Denver in March 2020. He is due to earn a base salary of $4.5 million in 2021 with a salary cap hit near $9 million.

He led the Broncos with 986 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns in 2020, adding 32 catches for 158 yards and one score in 15 games.

A first-round pick (15th overall) out of Wisconsin in 2015, Gordon has rushed for 5,226 yards and 45 touchdowns and has 256 receptions for 2,031 yards and 12 scores in 82 games with the Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Broncos RB Gordon (strep throat) sidelined

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon won’t make the trip to New England to face the Patriots on Sunday after being diagnosed with strep throat, according to Denver’s 9 News.

Gordon had returned to practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

He is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL for the arrest. Gordon also could lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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Oct 1, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end John Franklin-Myers (91) pursues during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon back at practice after DUI

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was back at practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

The team sent Gordon home from practice Wednesday while it investigated. Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t commit to Gordon playing this week against the New England Patriots.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL. Gordon could also lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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Sep 14, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) runs the ball on a catch in the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Gordon charged with DUI, speeding

Broncos running back Melvin Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver.

He allegedly was driving between 25 and 39 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Gordon is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

“We are aware of the situation involving Melvin Gordon,” the Broncos said in a statement. “Our organization has been in communication with him and is in the process of gathering more details.”

The team had an unexpected bye after its initially scheduled game against New England was postponed until this Sunday following a positive COVID-19 test by a Patriots player.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for league discipline following Tuesday’s incident.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

–Field Level Media