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Ravens Add Running Back Melvin Gordon III on 1-Year Deal

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) in action during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. The Denver Broncos defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 21-17.

The Ravens have bolstered their running backs corps, signing Melvin Gordon III on a one-year deal.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal is worth up to $3.1 million. Gordon agreed to terms Friday and joined the team when veterans reported to training camp Tuesday.

Gordon, 30, is entering his ninth NFL season and is a two-time Pro Bowler (2016, 2018).

He spent the past three years with the Denver Broncos before they waived him midway through last season, in which he posted 318 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the season on the Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad.

Gordon had strong production in 2020 and 2021 in Denver, averaging 952 rushing yards per season. He scored 20 touchdowns, including 17 on the ground. Fumbles were what led to his end in Denver, as he had five in

With Gordon, the Ravens have a mighty group of running backs also featuring J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Baltimore also brought back special teams standout and change-of-pace runner Justice Hill on a two-year deal this offseason.

Dobbins did not take part in Ravens minicamp and was placed on the physically unable to perform list Friday. Edwards was not a full participant in minicamp practices, but appears ready to go at the start of training camp as he was not placed on the PUP list.

Gordon was originally a first-round pick of the Chargers in 2015. He's rushed for 6,462 yards and 55 touchdowns over his career (4.1 yards per carry) and has been a receiving threat with 2,467 yards and 14 career touchdowns through the air.

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