Ravens reportedly sign veteran RB Melvin Gordon to a one-year, $3.1 million deal

Melvin Gordon is on the move.

The veteran running back reportedly signed a one-year, $3.1 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He last spent time on the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad during the team’s Super Bowl run after 31 games with the Denver Broncos from 2020-2021.

Gordon, 30, is now joining one of the NFL’s hottest teams. Baltimore has finished in the top 10 in rushing yards and attempts for the past five years, all with Lamar Jackson under center for at least seven games each season. Things may be a little different with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, however.

It’s unclear what or if Gordon will have a role in the Ravens’ backfield. JK Dobbins appears to be in perfect health and Gus Edwards has been one of the top racing options for the past few years. Jackson is also still a threat out of the backfield as a rusher.

Gordon brings at least veteran experience to Baltimore. He rushed over 1,500 times in his eight-year career with 6,462 rushing yards and 55 rushing touchdowns. Fumbles have been a bit of a problem lately, though, and likely played a part in his release from Denver. He’s played five in his last 10 games with the Broncos and 26 in his career — the most running backs since 2015.

The signing is good news for Gordon, who has recently complained about the state of the running backs market. He said running back is “literally the worst position to play in the NFL right now,” pondered the position’s future.

Now he’ll head to the Ravens, where he’ll have the chance to compete for a job on a team that’s aspiring to the playoffs.

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