Melvin Gordon knows he has to fix fumbling issues

The rookie running back has fumbled four times this season.

Chargers rookie running back Melvin Gordon knows that if he keeps putting the ball on the ground, the Chargers will find someone who won't.

Gordon has fumbled four times this season. He's lost three of those. Two came against the Green Bay Packers, before he was benched in the second half of the game for his inability to secure the ball.

Watch the video above to hear his comments on the fumbling issue and what he plans to do about it going forward.

When Gordon broke the FBS rushing record in 2014 (rushing for 408 yards with the Badgers when they played Nebraska), he fumbled twice early in the game. He came back for a monster performance, something he's looking to do for San Diego when given the next opportunity.


Nine players did not practice Wednesday:

Running back Melvin Gordon, tight end Antonio Gates, right guard D.J. Fluker, tackle Chris Hairston, linebacker Manti Te'o, safety Eric Weddle, safety Craig Mager, wide receiver Keenan Allen and linebacker Tourek Williams.

Center Chris Watt and wide receiver Stevie Johnson were limited.

Both Johnson and Gordon indicated they feel they will be able to play Sunday.

Notably, left tackle King Dunlap (concussion) and left guard Orlando Franklin (ankle) were both practicing today. Neither has played since Week Three.


Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio praised Philip Rivers Wednesday:

"[Rivers] does a great job with his command of the offense; very accurate, smart, tough and real competitive.  They’ve done a great job surrounding him with weapons and he does a great job orchestrating the whole thing.  Offensively, they're just tearing it up right now."

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