Melvin Gordon III RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chargers holdout makes sense, but Melvin Gordon would be foolish to follow Le'Veon Bell's path

    Sporting News "There's a narrative making the rounds that players like Melvin Gordon should be emboldened by Le'Veon Bell's season-long holdout from the Steelers last year. The reasoning: Bell experienced great benefit because he stared down Pittsburgh management and still wound up getting a..." July 17

  • Will Zeke, Gordon Use Le'Veon Holdout Playbook?

    Bleacher Report "1. Mr. Gordon, I know Le'Veon Bell, and you are not him It's called the Bell Effect around the NFL, and it's making teams nervous. It also has two of the game's premier running backs threatening to hold out of training camp. Last year, then-Steelers..." July 17

  • Melvin Gordon gains nothing by sitting out the full year

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell won his freedom from Pittsburgh by sitting out the entire season. This year, with Chargers running back Melvin Gordon threatening to do the same thing, some think that, like Bell, Gordon could end up forcing his way to free agency by literally..." July 14

  • Melvin Gordon couldn’t be more wrong about value of RBs

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon either wants an extension from the team before the season or has demanded a trade. The two-time Pro Bowler doubled down on that Saturday by indicating that he would like to remain a member of the Chargers. He also made it clear that..." July 13

  • Melvin Gordon: Hopefully I end up a Charger, but I want to get paid

    Pro Football Talk "Melvin Gordon wants to be a Charger for life. The running back also wants to get paid. Thus, Gordon said Saturday he has no idea what’s going to happen. “I want to end up with the Chargers. That’s my home,” Gordon said at SportsCon 2019 in Dallas...." July 13

  • Here's why the Melvin Gordon situation could get even uglier for the Chargers

    CBS Sports "Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has already threatened to sit out all of training camp if he doesn't get a new deal, but as it turns out, things could actually get uglier for Los Angeles if the two sides don't get a contract done before the start of the regular..." July 13

  • Melvin Gordon is a great running back but a terrible investment for NFL teams

    Washington Post "It’s easy to understand why two-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon believes he is due a raise from his current salary of $5.6 million after scoring 14 total touchdowns and averaging 114.6 scrimmage yards per game last season. His odds of obtaining a richer, re-worked deal,..." July 12

  • Three Potential Trade Destinations for Melvin Gordon

    The Big Lead "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been one of the most productive backs in the NFL since he was drafted in 2015. He would now like to be recognized as such. The Pro Bowler told the Chargers to either give him a new contract or find him a new home on Thursday,..." July 12

  • Chargers RB Melvin Gordon’s agent says client will ‘sit out as long as he has to’

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers are currently in the midst of negotiating a new deal for running back Melvin Gordon. It seems he is willing to take a patient approach until the matter is resolved. Gordon has made it clear he would like a long-term contract or be traded if the Chargers are..." July 12

  • Chargers won’t discuss Melvin Gordon contract situation publicly

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers have a serious situation on their hands with one of their best offensive players in running back Melvin Gordon. The star back insists on getting paid what he’s worth and is willing to holdout until he gets what he wants. That contract holdout could last..." July 11

  • Melvin Gordon picked a bad time to play contract chicken with Chargers

    Sportsnaut "Melvin Gordon has stated through his agent Damarius Bilbo that he will demand a trade and will not report to training camp without a new contract extension. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero broke this story Thursday morning, and his colleague Ian Rapoport spoke with Gordon’s..." July 11

  • Agent: Chargers' Melvin Gordon wants trade if no deal

    ESPN "Running back Melvin Gordon has informed the Los Angeles Chargers that unless he receives a new contract, he will not report to training camp and he will demand a trade, his agent Fletcher Smith told ESPN. Smith said he and Gordon did not want to go this route, but..." July 11

  • Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Will Hold Out From Training Camp Unless He Receives New Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Schefter, Chargers RB Melvin Gordon has informed the team that unless he receives a new deal, he will hold out from training camp and demand a trade.  Gordon is entering the final year of his deal and playing out the 2019 season on his fifth-year..." July 11

  • Melvin Gordon wants deal: If it happens, it happens

    ESPN "In the final year of his rookie deal, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said his representation has had preliminary talks with the team and he's hopeful something can get done in the near future. "I'd be lying if I said I didn't want a deal done,"..." June 11

  • Melvin Gordon: Chargers are the team to beat

    Bleacher Report "The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC West last season, but Melvin Gordon thinks the Los Angeles Chargers should be favored to win the division in 2019. "We're the team to beat," the running back said Thursday, per Eric Williams of ESPN. "We're just special,..." June 07

  • Melvin Gordon says he’ll be at minicamp with contract talks reportedly underway

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said this week that he expects running back Melvin Gordon to be at next week’s mandatory minicamp and Gordon confirmed his plans on Thursday. Gordon told Wendi Nix of ESPN that he’ll join Lynn and the rest of the team at the three-day camp...." June 06

  • Joey Bosa, Melvin Gordon switching numbers

    USA Today "Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and linebacker Thomas Davis found a new home with the Chargers in free agency. Both players were among the plethora of team number changes when they were released on Friday evening. Taylor will wear No. 5, while Davis will support No. 58. Both of..." April 13

  • A new Melvin Gordon contract is atop Chargers' priorities as they look to replenish roster

    Los Angeles Times "The Chargers have significant decisions to make regarding their pending unrestricted free agents, a group that numbers 13. They also have to decide what — if anything — to do with another key player, one who is under contract: their No. 1 running back. Melvin..." March 01

  • Melvin Gordon: I’m not waiting on Le’Veon Bell before signing new contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, and he said earlier in the week that he is going to patiently wait for Le’Veon Bell to set the market before he negotiates his next deal. Apparently the star running back has already changed his..." February 01

  • Melvin Gordon waiting on Le’Veon Bell to sign before pursuing extension

    Orange County Register "Chargers running back Melvin Gordon doubled down on his anti-Rams comments this week while making the media rounds in Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Gordon will sit back Sunday hoping the New England Patriots prevent his crosstown rivals from hoisting the Lombardi trophy. When..." January 30

  • Melvin Gordon pulling for Patriots, not other L.A.

    NFL.com ""Patriots," Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said. "All day." With those words, it's quite clear the battle for Los Angeles rages on. Gordon was asked who he would be rooting for in Super Bowl LIII: the..." January 29