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SportReport: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Seeks New Deal, Not Showing Up For Training Camp

17:15  24 july  2019
17:15  24 july  2019 Source:   si.com

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Ezekiel Elliot and Melvin Gordon reportedly might hold out of training camp until they reach new agreements with their respective teams. MMQB senior writer Albert Breer breaks down each player's situation and why Melvin Gordon is viewed as a 'second tier' running back.

Melvin Gordon appears to be drawing a line in the sand, and it sounds like he won't cross it until he gets what he wants: ESPN's Adam Schefter More on Los Angeles running back Melvin Gordon informing the Chargers that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is officially in a holdout status as he informed the team that he will not report to the start of training camp, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.

Report: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Seeks New Deal, Not Showing Up For Training Camp© Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Chargers are expected to start camp today in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Gordon has been seeking a new contract and is scheduled to make $5.6 million this season. which is the final year of his five-year rookie deal.

The 26-year-old Gordon has led the Chargers in rushing for three straight seasons.

Last season, Gordon rushed for 885 yards in 12 games and also had 490 receiving yards while scoring 14 total touchdowns.

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Report : Chargers Have Given Melvin Gordon Permission to Seek Trade. Gordon is holding out of training camp as he seeks a new contract. Earlier this month the Pro Bowl back Melvin Gordon reportedly will not show up for training camp as a contract dispute with the Chargers continues.

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon , who is holding out of training camp over his contract, told ESPN he is staying ready to play football while training rigorously in California. Melvin Gordon reportedly will not show up for training camp as a contract dispute with the Chargers continues.

Gordon's agent basically made good on his threat to have his client hold out without a new deal, and also has said that Gordon will demand a trade.

Without Gordon in camp, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson are next in line to grab a majority of the snaps.

The Chargers first preseason game is Aug. 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.

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