Stays limited in walk-through

Gordon (neck) was listed as a limited participant in Tuesday's walk-through practice.

The neck issue doesn't seem to be a serious threat to Gordon's availability for Thursday's game against the Colts, as the veteran back was a limited participant for much of last week due to the same injury before heading into Sunday's eventual loss to the Raiders without a designation. His fantasy outlook has improved in the wake of Javonte Williams (knee) suffering a season-ending injury, but Gordon won't necessarily have a clear-cut path to the No. 1 role out of the backfield, as head coach Nathaniel Hackett indicated Tuesday he hasn't committed to a starter for Week 5, per Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com. Though he has a longer track record of success in the NFL than Mike Boone and hasn't bounced around the league as much as new signee Latavius Murray, Gordon's fumbling habit likely explains Hackett's hesitancy to name him as the Broncos' new starting back. The 29-year-old has already put the ball on the carpet four times this season, with his most recent fumble getting returned for a touchdown in Sunday's loss. For what it's worth, Hackett told Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site that Gordon had a "great mental day" at Tuesday's practice, which offers some hope that he might be back in the staff's good graces as Thursday's game approaches.

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