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Chargers Reportedly Make Week 4 Decision On RB Melvin Gordon

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)

Chargers fans are relieved that running back Melvin Gordon has ended his holdout from the team. The star RB has returned and is practicing.

Early reports indicated the Chargers would not play Gordon on Sunday considering he just recently joined the team. Los Angeles wanted their star running back to get back into game shape.

But on Friday, the Chargers added backup running back Justin Jackson to the injury report. Jackson was seen donning a protective boot. The injury now opens the door for Gordon to play on Sunday — this time out of necessity.

Gordon will eventually be Los Angeles' work-horse back like he's been for a few seasons. But for now, he'll play on a limited snap-count. This allows Gordon to get back into game shape after missing the first three weeks of the regular season.

Sunday will be a great opportunity for the 1-2 Chargers to get to .500. Los Angeles is traveling to Miami to face the struggling Dolphins. Gordon, even in a limited role, should have a big game.

Hopefully, the team won't need to rely on him too much though. The Chargers would really love to only give Gordon a few reps to get him back up to speed.

Either way, Chargers fans will be happy to see Gordon return to the field on Sunday.