Melvin Gordon could play against his former team, the Denver Broncos, on Dec. 11 if he is elevated to the active roster. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images


  • The Chiefs have taken in Melvin Gordon following his release from the Broncos
  • Gordon joins the Chiefs' talent-filled roster of receivers
  • The Chiefs have set their sights on the NFL playoffs

The Kansas City Chiefs are taking a chance on Melvin Gordon, someone who was recently waived by the Denver Broncos due to a costly fifth fumble last week against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The 29-year-old is set to join the Chiefs' already impressive roster according to Mike Klis of 9News.

The two-time Pro Bowler is expected to be active soon.

He will join a receiving corps that includes the likes of running backs Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon as well as wide receivers in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

Aside from those names, there is also tight end Travis Kelce and quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Gordon is also expected to fill the void left by Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who was placed on the reserve list after suffering an ankle injury.

He will thus remain in the AFC West and could find himself playing twice against the Broncos once he is promoted to the active roster.

Kansas City and Denver have not yet played against each other this season.

The Chiefs and Broncos are set to collide on December 11 at the Empower Field in Denver.

As far as Gordon is concerned, he is not thinking about the Broncos at all and prefers to focus on playing football.

It was added by 9News that no promises were made about him making the active roster.

This would be the third team that Gordon has played for in the AFC West after previously suiting up for the Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers.

As of this writing, the Chiefs are lording it at the top in the AFC West with a 9-2 win-loss record and have their sights set on the playoffs.

They are scheduled to play the Cincinnati Bengals on December 4.

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Melvin Gordon joins the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad but may be promoted to active roster. Getty Images