The Chargers running back, whose holdout for a better contract began in training camp and carried on through the first three weeks of the season, will report to the team on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Gordon will not play in the Chargers' Week 4 game in Miami, but is planning to be back in the fold with his teammates, Rapoport added.
Searching for a better deal than his current one, Gordon is set to make $5.6 million in base salary in 2019 -- the last year in his contract. The 26-year-old was reportedly offered $10 million per season, but the Chargers never moved to a greater sum. The team likewise granted the back permission to seek a trade, but nothing ever came to fruition and now Gordon returns to the Bolts, whose running game has done well, but the team overall has struggled to a 1-2 start.
Gordon had 885 yards rushing in just 12 games last season and 1,375 scrimmage yards with 14 total touchdowns to earn his second Pro Bowl trip.
One of the premier running backs in the league, Gordon is not paid as such despite his holdout. Nonetheless, in four NFL seasons, Gordon has missed nine games. So at the very least, he should have fresh and healthy legs.
And for a Chargers team that's dealt with a rash of injuries and setbacks, Gordon's return is no doubt a welcomed turn of events. Though he'll still be missing from the field against the winless Dolphins on Sunday, Gordon is believed to be zeroing in on a return against the Broncos in L.A. on Oct. 6.
One of the best running backs in football is holding out no longer and returning to a Sunday coming soon.