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Chargers’ Melvin Gordon demands new contract or trade

Chargers Wire 7/11/2019 Gavino Borquez

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The talk of the offseason for the Los Angeles Chargers has been running back Melvin Gordon and a possible contract extension. Time has gone by, and Gordon has yet to sign a deal.

Gordon's agent, Fletcher Smith, has informed Los Angeles that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp and will demand a trade, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network confirmed Schefter's report.

Last year, Le'Veon Bell sat out the whole season because he had demanded a big contract from the Pittsburgh Steelers and didn't receive it. Bell became a free agent this offseason and signed with the Jets.

Gordon, who was the No. 15 overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft, is entering the final year of his rookie contract, which calls for him to earn $5.6 million this season.

Gordon has been eligible to sign an extension for more than a year, but general manager Tom Telesco said this offseason that there was no timeline.

His durability has been the biggest concern and may be the one thing holding the team back from giving him a large contract. He tore his ACL during his rookie season and has dealt with injury every season since then, causing him to miss a total of nine games in his career.

There's no denying that the Bolts have a more dynamic offense when he is on the field, but they have proved that they can win without him. Last season showcased just that as Los Angeles was able to maintain a solid backfield with Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome.

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