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Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon misses practice due to non-COVID-19 illness

Melvin Gordon's rocky week continued.

The Denver Broncos running back did not practice Friday due to a non-COVID-19 illness, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

The missed practice is not disciplinary-related after Gordon was charged Tuesday night with DUI and speeding, per Pelissero.

Gordon did not practice on Wednesday after the arrest but participated fully on Thursday.

Pelissero later reported on NFL Total Access that Gordon has been given medication for his illness. He added that the team will see how he is feeling on Saturday morning and, if he still shows symptoms, he is not expected to travel with Denver for its game against the New England Patriots.

Pelissero also noted that all of the team's COVID-19 tests have come back negative.

Per NFL protocol, teams are sending players home if they show any symptoms of flu or cold, even if they test negative for COVID-19. Two negative test results 24 hours apart are needed for a player to re-enter the facility.

The Patriots canceled practice Friday after a player tested positive for COVID-19, but Pelissero reported that as of now, there is no change to the status of the Pats-Broncos game Sunday.

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