Broncos RB Melvin Gordon out vs. Chiefs on Sunday

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DENVER, COLORADO – NOVEMBER 28: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Denver Broncos carries the ball as Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers defends in the second half of the game at Empower Field At Mile High on November 28, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Denver Broncos leading rusher will not play vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

RB Melvin Gordon has officially been ruled out.

Gordon did not participate in practice all week as he works through shoulder and hip injuries.

Gordon leads the team with 605 yards and five touchdowns on 135 carries. He’s also recorded 166 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver, and his seven total touchdowns lead the team.

2021 second-round pick Javonte Williams will make his first career start vs. Kansas City.

Williams has 4.9 yards per carry on 117 rushes for a total of 568 yards and two touchdowns and has caught 27 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown.

Mizzou product Damarea Crockett has also been called up to the active roster.

Six other players have also been listed as questionable: Guard Dalton Risner (back), defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle), guard Quinn Meinerz (knee), tackle Bobby Massie (ankle), cornerback Nate Hairston (hip) and outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper (neck).

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