Melvin Gordon willing to carry holdout into regular season
Jul 13 2019
The Pro Bowler told the Chargers to either give him a new contract or find him a new home on Thursday, and the situation may spill over into training camp.
New England Patriots running back James White and Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon were once teammates at the University of Wisconsin, which has caused them to still have a close relationship years later while they play for different teams in the NFL.
The Chargers running back has informed the team that he will not report to training camp without a new contract and will demand a trade if he doesn't get one, his agent Fletcher Smithtold ESPN.
Gordon, in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal, is set to earn $5.6 million. He also averaged 114.6 scrimmage yards per game last season, the best by any Chargers player since LaDainian Tomlinson (121.8 in 2007), according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Chargers training camp is scheduled to open July 24th.
Gordon did not attend voluntary workouts with the Chargers but did report to minicamp in June. The crosstown Rams have had plenty to think about regarding the health and huge contract of their star rusher, Todd Gurley. Yes, we are well aware that the Buccaneers are strapped for cash right now and would need to make an additional cut. If it's going to happen, it'll happen. He knows his value and is hoping to get paid as such. They signed the dotted line. That being said, most of the league is going with the running back by committee approach. "Like I said, we will revisit that".