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Injury Report: RB Melvin Gordon III expects to be able to play vs. Lions

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Running back Melvin Gordon III said Thursday that he expects to be able make his return to game action in Week 14 against the Lions.

"I feel like I'll be able to go," Gordon said before Thursday's practice. "We're going to really go and test it out today, but I feel fine for the most part. Just a little sore after the Chargers game. I was close to playing [against the Chiefs], but we just decided it was probably best to just sit that game."

Gordon (hip) did not practice last week, but he returned to practice on Wednesday as a limited participant. He was limited again on Thursday.

"He did good," Head Coach Vic Fangio said of Gordon's Wednesday practice. "I think he's progressing."

Fangio said the distribution of carries between Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams against the Lions would depend on Gordon's health.

Outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (shoulder/ankle) and defensive end Shelby Harris (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday's session, and they joined Gordon as the only players who were limited in practice.

Fangio said the team is also monitoring the progress of cornerback Bryce Callahan, who was designated for return from IR on Wednesday. He is eligible to practice, and the team has until Dec. 29 to activate him to the 53-man roster.

The team will evaluate Callahan in practice before deciding whether to activate him for Week 14.

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