QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
2 hours ago

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, "it will be challenging" for Gordon (knee) to suit up Thursday night at Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon was initially given a 2-to-4 week timetable for his return from a Grade-2 MCL sprain, and the Thursday night matchup lies 18 days since that diagnosis. Schefter notes that a final determination will be made on Gordon during pregame warmups, but his tone did not appear to be overly optimistic. In any case, anyone considering rostering Gordon this week will need to pay careful attention to the inactives announcement that will occur approximately 90 minutes prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
20 hours ago

Gordon (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon's official status is in keeping with the notion previously put forth via Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site that the decision on the running back's Week 15 status "will come down to the wire just before kickoff." What is known for sure already is that Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion) has been ruled out, so if Gordon is unavailable or limited at all Thursday night, added work would be in store for Justin Jackson.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
2 days ago

Gordon (knee) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Compared to earlier Tuesday when coach Anthony Lynn told Steve Wyche of NFL Network that he wasn't optimistic Gordon would be ready to go Thursday against the Chiefs, there seems to be budding enthusiasm for the running back's chances of playing. In addition to logging his first practice participant of any kind since suffering the MCL sprain in the Week 12 win over the Cardinals, Gordon relayed that he felt much better and believes he can push for a game-time decision Thursday, at the very least, per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. A limited or full showing at Wednesday's practice would represent another positive step for Gordon's Week 15 status, but rookie Justin Jackson would be on tap to handle a leading role for the Chargers if the team's top back isn't cleared to play.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
2 days ago

The Chargers aren't optimistic that Gordon (knee) will be available for Thursday's game against the Chiefs, coach Anthony Lynn told Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though reports over the weekend painted a rosier picture for Gordon's Week 15 status, the running back's inability to take part in Monday's light walk-through session seemingly puts him on track to miss a third straight contest. The Chargers are also expected to be without the services of Austin Ekeler (neck/concussion), leaving seventh-round pick Justin Jackson and undrafted rookie Detrez Newsome as the lone healthy backfield options. Considering Newsome has played just 11 offensive snaps this season, Jackson will likely be in line to dominate the backfield work Thursday, making the Northwestern product a worthy pickup in just about every format. Gordon, meanwhile, will look to improve his odds of playing this week by upping his activity Tuesday or Wednesday, though that doesn't appear likely.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
3 days ago

Gordon (knee) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report.

EDGE Analysis

Monday's status stands as an estimation given that the Chargers simply went through a walk-through. Gordon has a chance to return Thursday after missing the past two contests, which would come at an opportune time considering backup Austin Ekeler remains in concussion protocol. Rookie Justin Jackson will handle first-team reps until either Gordon or Ekeler return to practice.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
4 days ago

Gordon (knee) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Bengals but could be ready to play in the Chargers' Thursday night game in Kansas City in Week 15, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon will be sidelined for the second straight contest while recovering from an MCL sprain of his right knee, an injury that was always expected to sideline him for multiple games. Despite the quick turnaround for the Week 15 contest, the Chargers apparently have some optimism that Gordon might be able to go, even though he has yet to practice in any fashion since sustaining the injury. Gordon's activity in what will likely be light practices Monday and Tuesday should provide more of a hint as to which direction his status is trending in leading up to the matchup with the AFC West's top two teams.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
6 days ago

Gordon (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Cincinnati, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gordon hasn't practiced since suffering an MCL sprain Nov. 25 and likely faces an uphill battle to make it back for a Thursday game against the Chiefs in Week 15. As for the immediate future, his absence leaves Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to split the backfield work against a Bengals defense ranked 24th in YPC (4.9) and dead last in rushing yards allowed (153.3 per game).

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
6 days ago

Gordon (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Yet to resume practicing, Gordon likely will be ruled out on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Bengals. His expected absence leaves Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to man the backfield.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
7 days ago

Gordon (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With no activity in back-to-back practices to kick off Week 14, Gordon's chances of returning from a one-game absence don't appear promising. Before officially ruling on his status, the Chargers will wait and see what Gordon is able to do in their final practice of the week Friday, but there hasn't been much indication that the running back has made much noteworthy progress. Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson look poised to head the Los Angeles backfield again this weekend against the Bengals.

QMelvin Gordon
RB LAC (8)
1 week ago

Gordon (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com, coach Anthony Lynn indicated that as the week rolls along Gordon's ability to change directions and protect himself in team drills will be important factors in determining the running back's availability for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Next up for the team's backfield touches if Gordon is unavailable this weekend are Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.