COSTA MESA, Calif. -- A limited participant for most of the week, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon was a full participant on Friday, as his team went through a light workout without helmets.
Gordon was listed as questionable on the injury report with a knee issue. However, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said he expects his workhorse running back to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"He's feeling better and I believe he'll be fine," Lynn said.
Gordon missed most of the second half last week against the Kansas City Chiefs with a sore knee -- the same left knee he had microfracture surgery on during the offseason in 2016 after his rookie year.
Before the injury, Gordon was having his best day this season with 78 yards on 15 carries, including an 11-yard touchdown in the first half.
However, Gordon was limited to just two carries for 1 yard in the second half.
Gordon has 146 yards on 44 carries and three total touchdowns, for an average of 3.3 yards per carry.
"I think today he just looked out for the whole team as far as rest," Gordon said about Lynn. "If it was full-go today I would've been out there doing everything.
"But he kind of caught us off-guard and told us he wanted to take care of us today. So better for me and better for the team honestly, so we go into the game Sunday fresh."
Right tackle Joe Barksdale, who missed last week's game with a foot issue, was a full participant in practice on Friday but is listed as questionable.
Rookie receiver Mike Williams was a limited participant with a back issue, but remains out.
"He looked good running the ball," Lynn said about Williams. "He's been in the playbook the whole time, so he's not that far behind mentally. We just have to get him caught up physically."