Jan 27, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA; AFC running back Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers (28) celebrates against the NFC in the NFL Pro Bowl football game at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
With their regular-season opener about a week away, the Los Angeles Chargers have given holdout running back Melvin Gordon permission to look for trade options, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Saturday.
Gordon, a two-time Pro Bowl selection who has rushed for 3,628 yards and 28 touchdown in four seasons — with 182 receptions for 1,577 yards and 10 scores — wants more than the roughly $10 million the Chargers have reportedly offered for this season.
A first-round pick in 2015 out of Wisconsin, Gordon would make $5.6 million under his current contract and could become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Rapoport said on Twitter that Gordon will “explore his options, which include returning” to the Chargers, who open the season Sept. 8 at home against the Indianapolis Colts. Gordon has said he wants to stay with the Chargers.
Saturday was the deadline for teams to complete their 53-player rosters.
Gordon’s best season was in 2017, when he played all 16 games and rushed for a career-high 1,105 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 58 passes for 476 yards four scores.
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