Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon dealing with foot issue

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Jul 29, 2022; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon (25) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

For Wednesday’s jog-through practice at the UCHealth Training Center, the Denver Broncos were without veteran tailback Melvin Gordon.

Is there any concern Gordon will miss any time with it?

Denver Broncos adding depth to the position

On Wednesday, the Broncos signed two running backs before practice after several injuries have impacted the position during training camp.

The team added former training camp name Stevie Scott and former Dallas Cowboys rusher JaQuan Hardy.

Melvin Gordon did not participate in Wednesday’s jog-through practice and Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett noted that he’s dealing with a foot injury.

“We’re just taking care of his foot, and we’re making sure he’s good,” Hackett said following practice. “He’s another one of those older guys. We want to make sure he’s primed and ready for the season.”

At this point, it does not appear that Gordon’s foot injury raises any concern about it being a long-term issue.

On the other hand, Hackett and his staff have taken a precautionary approach with any player who has experienced any type of injury.

Last week, the Broncos placed Damarea Crockett on injured reserve after he tore his ACL.

The team also waived undrafted rookie free agent Tyreik McAllister with an injury designation under a partially guaranteed contract.

McAllister left Tuesday’s practice with a hamstring injury.

Broncos running back room set?

Despite injuries impacting the Broncos position room, it appears the team’s top-three backs are solidified approaching the regular season.

Javonte Williams, Melvin Gordon, and Mike Boone are the clear-cut favorites to fulfill the position’s needs on the 53-man roster.

At this point, it wouldn’t be surprising if Williams, Gordon, or Boone played much in the preseason, especially with three other rushers on the team.

Local product Max Borghi, JaQuan Hardy, and Stevie Scott should see plenty of action in the preseason unless the starters receive a series or two in the first exhibition games.

The Broncos conclude training camp today, holding a joint practice with the Dallas Cowboys ahead of Saturday’s preseason opener.