The New England Patriots are going to avoid the Denver Broncos’ top running back.
The Broncos are set to travel to Foxboro, Mass., on Saturday, and Melvin Gordon will not be making the trip, it appears.
It’s been a tumultuous week for Gordon. He was arrested for DUI on Tuesday, then left practice Friday with an illness. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Gordon could be punished for the arrest, but it was unclear if that was going to impact his availability for Sunday.
But it appears that’s a decision for later, as it’s the illness that kept him from travelling. The Broncos will, however, have Phillip Lindsay available for Sunday’s game.
Broncos-Patriots is scheduled to kick off from Gillette Stadium at 1 p.m. ET.