Chiefs Insider on why the team decided to sign Melvin Gordon


The Chiefs made some news on Monday, signing recently-cut running back Melvin Gordon from the Denver Broncos. It's a low-stakes move, as Gordon will be initially added to the practice squad, with the chances of eventually making an appearance for a team that's been having issues at running back all year. On Tuesday morning, 610's Chiefs Insider Pete Sweeney joined Fescoe In The Morning to talk about why the move makes sense, and what to expect going forward.

"I think it's just somebody they could bring in, so they did bring in," he said. "They obviously feel like Melvin Gordon still might have something left in the tank, and you have a running back room that's already dealing with an injury. So as you're looking around, and now Ronald Jones is playing, and the other back in the room is Wayne Gallman, I think they really feel like he'd be a better option for more of that pass-catching, Jerick McKinnon-type of role than anything that you would do on early downs at this stage of his career, and with some of the fumbling issues. And you've still got two games left with the Denver Broncos."

You can listen to Sweeney's entire interview in the embedded player below:

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