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19:46  11 july  2019
19:46  11 july  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon demands new contract or trade

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon demands new contract or trade Chargers' Melvin Gordon will hold out and demand trade without a new contract.

Los Angeles Chargers . Melvin Gordon #25 RB . Career Stats more. Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon rushes for a 1-yard touchdown.

Running back Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers will not play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers because of a knee injury. After Gordon failed to practice in any capacity on Wednesday through Friday, head coach Anthony Lynn confirmed to reporters that the 25-year-old will

4 stats that prove Chargers RB Melvin Gordon deserves a raise© File Photo File Photo The Los Angeles Chargers are poised to enter the 2019 NFL season as legitimate Super Bowl contenders - but the team could be without one of its best offensive weapons in Melvin Gordon, who is prepared to sit out or demand a trade if he doesn't receive a new contract.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that Gordon, who is on the final year of his his rookie deal and is set to make $5.6 million, will not report to the team until a new deal can be agreed upon.

NFL teams are understandably wary of committing money to running backs - just look at Todd Gurley's now-disastrous contract with the Rams - but Gordon has been delivering elite, Pro Bowl-level production for the Chargers at a fraction of his market value. When the Le'Veon Bell saga was unfolding in Pittsburgh last year, Gordon said he would have held out just as Bell did - and he'll now be hoping to land a contract in the same range as Bell's four-year, $52 million deal with the Jets.

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Melvin Gordon : Three yards were big for me. Gordon and the Chargers kick off their season September 11 against the Broncos on Monday Night Football. You can find all of the EAS products here.

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon reportedly suffered an MCL injury against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, according to ESPN's Gordon is expected to miss the next few weeks, but could return by season's end if the knee is healed. The Chargers play the Steelers in Pittsburgh

It will be difficult for Gordon to land the deal he wants, and it's generally not a good idea to pay massive salaries to running backs if you're looking to build a team capable of winning a Super Bowl. According to Gordon's numbers, it's clear that he's immensely outperformed his rookie contract, and certainly deserves more than what he's getting.

1. Gordon is a versatile weapon for the Chargers

2. Gordon has 38 touchdowns from scrimmage in the past three seasons

3. Gordon has one fumble in the last two seasons (28 games)

4. Gordon is a top-three RB, according to Pro Football Focus' grades.

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Declining RB market complicates Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott holdouts It stands to reason that every high-profile running back in the NFL is fighting to demonstrate and earn his value. It’s something every professional athlete, or even every working person, should be invested in doing. But in the last few years, rushers have had to dig in their heels and hold their ground to do it. An ongoing perception, and in some ways a demonstrable reality, is that the running back position has been devalued. That said, as the NFL revenue pot continues to grow, no player at the top of his game feels his earning potential shouldn’t increase along the same trajectory.

THE PLAYER: Melvin Gordon , RB , Chargers . One knock on Gordon coming out of college was his apparent inability to catch the ball, a criticism I find laughable. Still, it stuck to Gordon , largely because he had a total of 22 receptions in his four -year career at Wisconsin.

In Chargers history, ranks eighth with 2,743 career rushing yards and ninth with 18 career rushing history, bringing his career total to 1,087 as the 14th RB in Chargers history with 1,000 receiving PERSONAL: Given name Melvin Gordon III…Nicknames are ‘Bo’ and ‘MoneyMel’…Born in Kenosha

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