Report: Broncos RB Gordon (strep throat) sidelined

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon won’t make the trip to New England to face the Patriots on Sunday after being diagnosed with strep throat, according to Denver’s 9 News.

Gordon had returned to practice Thursday after his arrest for DUI earlier in the week.

Gordon was charged late Tuesday night with driving under the influence and speeding in downtown Denver. He allegedly was driving 71 mph in 35 a mph zone, according to a police report obtained by 9News Denver.

He is scheduled for a Nov. 13 court date, per court records.

Gordon, 27, could be in line for a three-game suspension from the NFL for the arrest. Gordon also could lose his guaranteed money for 2021, 9News reported, citing language in Gordon’s contract.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Gordon leads the Broncos in carries (65), yards rushing (281) and rushing touchdowns (three). The two-time Pro Bowl selection also has 11 catches for 45 yards and a score.

Gordon has rushed for 4,521 yards and 39 touchdowns and added 235 catches for 1,918 yards with 12 scores in 71 career games with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers (2015-19) and Broncos.

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