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Sport How Melvin Gordon's DUI charge, Phillip Lindsay's injury return changes Broncos' backfield

02:11  15 october  2020
02:11  15 october  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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New Broncos running back Melvin Gordon is excited about his partnership with Phillip Lindsay Gordon ’ s holdout created a starting opportunity for Austin Ekeler, who turned that into a contract Gordon has also spent time watching the Broncos ’ offensive linemen to get a feel for how they block.

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Broncos running back Melvin Gordon could be suspended after being cited for driving under the influence Tuesday in Denver.

Gordon, who was also allegedly speeding, will appear in court on Nov. 13.

Gordon's legal trouble may lead to a significant shift in the Broncos' rushing attack this weekend against the Patriots, and perhaps in the weeks thereafter. Phillip Lindsay is expected to return for the New England matchup after injuring his toe in Week 1. Lindsay, a two-time 1,000-yard rusher, would likely receive a significant workload and chance to carve a greater long-term role.

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Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders So when the third-year running back says his mindset isn’t changing heading into 2020 despite the Broncos ’ high-profile offseason acquisition of Melvin

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) looks to the crowd during the National Anthem I don’t think ( Melvin Gordon ) changes that. Everybody in that league, in that huddle, wants one of those guys. Broncos general manager John Elway spent last winter being coy about Lindsay ’ s future

Gordon did not practice on Wednesday.

"(We'll) talk to the league, get all the facts in order, before we make a decision about what we're going to do and weigh the differences between what the mandated league punishment will be and anything we want to do in addition to that," Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters of Gordon.

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Lindsay's slight build has kept him from being a high-volume back through the first two years of his career. He's rushed more than 20 times in a game just once.

His efficiency, though, makes him a stat producer even if his runs between the tackles are limited. He's averaged almost 1 yard per carry more than Gordon in his career (4.9 to 4).

Lindsay should have the benefit of Drew Lock under center against the Patriots, which would theoretically open running lanes by keeping members of New England's secondary from cheating toward the line of scrimmage. Lock sustained a rotator cuff strain in Week 2 but was a full practice participant on Wednesday.

Lindsay has never faced the Patriots.

Turf toe healed, Philip Lindsay hopes to get some playing time with Melvin Gordon .
Broncos running back Philip Lindsay suffered turf toe in the first half of Denver’s Week One game against the Titans. He’ll return on Monday against the Patriots to a backfield that includes Melvin Gordon. Could both be on the field at the same time? “I would hope to be able to see that on the [more]Could both be on the field at the same time?

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