No progress between Gordon and Chargers

Last Updated: 22/08/19 6:32am

Melvin Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract - a fifth-year option worth $5.6m
Melvin Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract – a fifth-year option worth $5.6m

Running back Melvin Gordon’s holdout with the Los Angeles Chargers will likely continue into the regular season, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

According to the report, contract talks have not progressed as Gordon had hoped, and he will continue to train on his own in Florida for the foreseeable future.

Gordon, 26, has missed all of training camp and the preseason while seeking an extension. He is entering the fifth-year option of his rookie contract, which will pay him $5.6m in 2019.

Rapoport previously reported the Chargers offered a deal worth $10m per season and were rebuffed. The team has said it will not trade him, despite Gordon requesting through his agent to be dealt.

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Gordon has scored 38 touchdowns over the past three seasons. In 55 career games, he has gained 5,205 yards from scrimmage.

Without Gordon, the Chargers will turn to third-year man Austin Ekeler and second-year running back Justin Jackson in the backfield.

Source : Sky Sports