Melvin Gordon explains why he re-signed with Broncos

By: The Trend Wire

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RB Denver Melvin Gordon re-signed before April's NFL draught.

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Why didn't the RB wait until training camp to see if injuries offered up opportunities?

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Gordon's re-signing reunites him with college teammate Russell Wilson. Gordon may have been influenced by the Broncos' improved Super Bowl odds.

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During Gordon's first two years, the Broncos never made the playoffs. "That's huge for Russell. Gordon noted on June 13 that he dislikes starting afresh.

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I don't enjoy coming into a new locker room, building relationships, figuring out who your clique is, and what you can say until guys get comfortable.

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It's a pain to move around the city. "That's a lot." NFL athletes are people. When a player signs, re-signs, or gets released, numerous lives are affected.

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Families especially. Gordon didn't want to uproot his job, which is sensible. Imagine getting a better-paying job offer out of state. 

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Theoretically, you don't know anyone there. Surely you'd hesitate before accepting? Gordon was similarly affected.

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“There's a lot behind closed doors that affects your mind about leaving,” Gordon said. "[Nathaniel] Hackett's cool. He's energetic. He's changed everything. You're happy to arrive. You're more enthusiastic than before. 

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He enjoys several activities. Workplace fun. Bronco pride is real. The last couple days and coming in today vs last week is different. "I like it."

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Gordon missed much of the Broncos' voluntary offseason programme but returned for mandatory minicamp. Check out Jon Heath's minicamp notes before training camp next month.