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Anthony Lynn Provides Update On Melvin Gordon's Status For Week 4

Melvin Gordon runs with the ball for the Chargers against the Patriots.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 13: Melvin Gordon III #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs with the football during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

It appears Melvin Gordon ended his holdout at the perfect time for the Los Angeles Chargers. With Justin Jackson out for this weekend's game against the Dolphins, the Pro Bowl running back could have his number called this Sunday.

The Chargers have relied heavily on Austin Ekeler during Gordon's holdout. That being said, it'd be unreasonable to expect him to exceed over 25 touches this weekend in Miami.

Placing Gordon right into the mix of things isn't ideal when you consider how much time he spent away from the field. However, the coaching staff might need him to play a few snaps.

Anthony Lynn spoke to the media about Gordon's role this Sunday. He did admit that there's a chance the former Wisconsin star makes his 2019 season debut.

"I've said all along there's a chance," Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told the media. "He's looked fine. He's in good shape, but he hasn't been practicing football, so obviously he's not ready to go back in there and carry the load right now but you never know, he may have to."

That'd be a quick turnaround for Gordon.

Gordon would give Los Angeles a much-needed boost on the ground, but the team might decide to wait another week before letting him run loose on opposing defenses.

Kickoff between the Chargers and Dolphins is at 1 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.

Will Melvin Gordon be active for this matchup?