Broncos still talking with Melvin Gordon, Kareem Jackson

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The Broncos have re-signed a few of their own free agents this month, but a couple of their starters from last season remain on the open market.

Running back Melvin Gordon and safety Kareem Jackson have yet to find teams for the 2022 season and General Manager George Paton said on Sunday that the team remains in contact with both of them about a possible return.

“We’ve spoken to both their agents,” Paton said, via Andrew Mason of DNVR Sports. “It’s ongoing. We’d love to bring everyone back, but we just can’t do it. We’re still talking with those two — really good players.”

Gordon started 16 times last season and ran for 918 yards on 203 carries. Second-round pick Javonte Williams had 903 yards on the same number of carries and is set for the No. 1 job in 2022, but the Broncos haven’t signed anyone to serve as a complimentary back.

Jackson had 88 tackles, a sack, and an interception in 15 starts alongside Justin Simmons last season. Caden Stearns is the only returning safety who saw significant playing time last season.

7 responses to “Broncos still talking with Melvin Gordon, Kareem Jackson

  1. “We’d love to bring everyone back, but we just can’t do it.”
    It’s one thing to say that after winning a Super Bowl, it’s another when you finished in the cellar of your division and haven’t sniffed the playoffs since 2015.

  2. The Broncos have cap space. My guess is both of them want a lot more money than teams are willing to give.

  3. The Bronco’s only have 6 to 7 Million Cap Space remaining after factoring Draft hand FA signed

    They probably will keep that going into the season for emergencies

    Paton might restructure Another contract if any FA comes reasonable – Paton has shown he will not mortgage the future and get in Cap Hell

  4. Gordon could be big in Atlanta but has to hold onto the football. A big year for HC Smith to get his offensive line going …

  5. Melvin Gordon should have taken that offer from San Diego a few yrs ago…ends up going to Denver and now is begging for a job when could still be with Chargers playing with young star qb

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