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Former Badger Gordon eager to put benching, fumbling behind him

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Former Badgers running back Melvin Gordon is looking forward to Sunday, and for more than just his first taste of the San Diego Chargers' rivalry with the Oakland Raiders.

Gordon was benched Sunday in the Chargers' gut-wrenching loss at Green Bay after fumbling twice, one of which he lost.

"I am eager to go out there and just prove to myself and prove to everyone that I can take care of the football and I can go out there and do what they need," Gordon said Wednesday.

Gordon didn't practice Wednesday. The team said he had an ankle injury. He said he'll be fine. He's fumbled four times this season, losing three.

Getting benched was doubly tough for Gordon, who played at Wisconsin before being drafted No. 15 overall by the Chargers (2-4).

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