Melvin Gordon Expected To Hold Out Into Regular Season


According to Ian Rapoport, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon‘s holdout is expected to last into the regular season at this point. 

The two sides remain entrenched in their respective positions and Rapoport says talks have not progressed as the running back has hoped. Gordon will train in Florida for the foreseeable future. 

Gordon is reportedly seeking a deal worth closer to $13 million per season from the Chargers. The team has refused to move off its offer of $10 million per season so far, meaning this holdout could extend into the regular season. 

Gordon, 26, is a former first-round pick out of Wisconsin by the Chargers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year $10.669 million rookie contract that was fully guaranteed and made a base salary of $1,889,967 for the 2018 season.

The Chargers picked up Gordon’s fifth-year option this past May worth $5,605,000 for the 2019 season.

In 2018, Gordon appeared in 12 games for the Chargers and rushed for 885 yards on 175 carries (5.1 YPC) to go along with 50 receptions for 490 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 running back out of 62 qualifying players.

We’ll have more on Gordon and the Chargers as the news is available. 

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