Texans Won’t Pursue Trade For Chargers RB Melvin Gordon

     

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans won’t be pursuing a trade for Chargers holdout RB Melvin Gordon, even though they could use some running back help.

McClain says that Houston is looking for a running back to be the primary backup to Lamar Miller.

There had been some speculation that the Texans could make sense a potential trade partner for Gordon, even before they made the decision to cut D’Onta Foreman on Sunday.

However, others have questioned whether any team would be willing to part with compensation on top of signing Gordon to a big-money extension.

As of now, the Texans have Buddy Howell, Karan Higdon, Taiwan Jones,
Damarea Crockett and Josh Ferguson behind Miller.

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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