Chargers tabling extension talks with Melvin Gordon until after the season

Pablo Tucker
September 2, 2019

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said on a conference call Sunday that any contract extension talks with holdout running back Melvin Gordon will be postponed until after the season. This also comes off the heels of Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network revealing that the team has given Gordon's representatives permission to seek a trade.

With the Chargers playing hardball and giving Gordon the chance to seek a trade, the running back is deciding to see if the grass is greener perse, as he just following Eagles players on Instagram Sunday night.


It's now up to Gordon to decide what he wants to do, but he continues to lose leverage by the week. The fifth-year tailback is set to make $5.6 million in 2019. Up to this point, the Chargers haven't budged on their stance of not paying him top dollar.

Saturday's deadline to finalize 53-man rosters has come and gone, and so has the Los Angeles Chargers' patience with Melvin Gordon.


Now that the floodgates are open, Gordon can search for a new team. During his absence, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson filled in for Gordon with fruitful results.

Gordon intends to evaluate his options, which include returning to the Chargers.


While Gordon has been away from the team, both Ekeler and Jackson have taken first-team reps.

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