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Melvin Gordon Will Reportedly Play on Sunday With Limited Snap Count

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07:  Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Melvin Gordon's quest for a contract extension didn't bear any fruit, and he returned to the team earlier this week. The widely-held expectation was that Gordon would be out for at least the Chargers' Week 4 matchup after joining his teammates on Thursday.

It appears that expectation was incorrect, as USA Today's Mike Jones reports Los Angeles will play Gordon on a limited snap count.

Gordon certainly hasn't been sitting around in his weeks away, but he hasn't played a snap of football since last season. It's a bit surprising to see the Chargers immediately throw him in there before he gets into some level of game shape, but at 1-2, their season is in danger of slipping away already.

Gordon's return won't turn around this season automatically, but it'll be a big boon for the offense and he'll be raring to go after the holdout.