Chargers RB Gordon added to roster, can play Sunday

The Los Angeles Chargers added running back Melvin Gordon to the active roster on Saturday, meaning he's eligible to play just days after ending his holdout.

The Chargers play at the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Coach Anthony Lynn had hoped to get the Pro Bowl running back ready for the Week 5 home game against the Denver Broncos. But running back Justin Jackson has a calf strain and was ruled out against the Dolphins. Gordon is expected to play.

USA Today's Mike Jones reported Saturday the team plans to play Gordon "on a limited snap count" against the Dolphins.

Gordon, 26, sat out training camp and the first three games of the season in a protracted holdout and reported to the team on Thursday.

Gordon has gained 5,205 yards from scrimmage and scored 38 touchdowns during his first four seasons with the Chargers, who selected him with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

In other transactions, the Chargers signed wide receiver Andre Patton from the practice squad because of injuries to Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin. To make room on the roster for Gordon and Patton, the Chargers waived defensive end Chris Peace and released cornerback Dontae Johnson.

--Field Level Media