Chargers’ GM Tom Telesco said on a conference call today that any contact extension talks with holdout RB Melvin Gordon will be postponed until after the season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2019
Yet another NFL running back that may skip a full season due to contract concerns.
Former first round running back Melvin Gordon has not reported to the Chargers and now his team’s general manager has announced that the team will not engage in anymore contract talks for the remainder of the year.
This comes a day after the Chargers apparently gave Gordon and his reps permission to begin fishing for trade interest from other franchises:
Some potentially big news for the #Chargers: They have given the reps for Melvin Gordon permission to seek a trade, sources say. He’ll explore his options, which include returning. But big few days.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019
This is the new trend with the upper echelon NFL running backs. Le’Veon Bell sat out all of 2018 with the Steelers and signed a four year deal with the Jets. This year it has been Gordon and Ezekiel Elliot looking for new deals and potentially sit out an entire season to get it (although Zeke may get a deal before the season starts).
It certainly sounds like Gordon’s days with the Chargers are numbered, as neither side appears willing to budge with less than a week before the start of the 2019 season.
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