Ian Rapoport reports that a trade involving Los Angeles Chargers holdout running back Melvin Gordon “just does not sound like it’s going to actually happen.”
Josina Anderson for ESPN reported last night that one NFL team has been in preliminary communication with the Chargers in attempt to vet out a trade for Gordon. Mike Florio added the team was told the Chargers want a first-round pick and a fifth-round pick.
This, also knowing Gordon wants a new contract that pays him approximately $13 million annually.
Gordon, who is set to begin forfeiting game checks of $330,000 per week, must report before Week 10 for the year to count towards free agency. The Chargers are already on record per general manager Tom Telesco that they will not negotiate a new contract for Gordon until the offseason.