Melvin Gordon Still Wants To Be A Charger, Will Report This Season

Chargers holdout running back Melvin Gordon does not believe he will be traded and will report to the team in 2019, reports Jeremy Fowler.

According to Fowler’s source, Gordon’s situation is not a “Le’Veon Bell situation” and he still wants to be a Charger. While the Chargers have shutdown contract negotiations with Gordon, they haven’t budged off their high ask price in a trade for him. The team reportedly wants a first and fifth round draft pick. The team trading for him would also have to be willing to pay him $13 million a year in a renegotiated contract.

Gordon must report to the Chargers by Week 10 for the year to count towards free agency. He’s currently forfeiting his weekly game check of $330,000.

Gordon, 26, has made the Pro Bowl twice since the Chargers drafted him with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Last year, Gordon compiled 885 rushing yards on 175 carries with 10 rushing touchdowns. He added 50 receptions for 490 yards and an additional four touchdowns.

Austin Ekeler will remain the Chargers’ lead back until Gordon returns.

 


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