Melvin Gordon III RUMORS & NEWS

  • Melvin Gordon Complains About Chargers Fans Not Supporting Team During IG Live

    Hot New Hip Hop "Los Angeles has never been seen as a great market for sports unless you're the Lakers or the Dodgers. When it comes to football, L.A. is a bit of a barren wasteland, even with two teams established in the city. There didn't seem to be too much fandom surrounding the Rams when they made..." September 19

  • Melvin Gordon: I'm 'going to play somewhere' in 2019

    SI "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon said he is "going to play somewhere" this season and "would be a waste of talent" if he didn't. Gordon made those statements during a video chat on Instagram on Tuesday according to, and added that..." September 18

  • Melvin Gordon Doesn't Expect Trade, Will Report to Chargers Sometime This Season

    SI "Running back Melvin Gordon will report to the Chargers at some point this season, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.  Gordon has not been with the Chargers in 2019 as he holds out in hopes of a new contract. He requested a trade out of Los Angeles in..." September 14

  • How about a Melvin Gordon for Trent Williams trade?

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes the best ideas are hiding in plain sight. With Week Two looming, neither Chargers running back Melvin Gordon nor Washington left tackle Trent Williams have ended their holdouts. And with Gordon planning to stay away as long as he can while still getting..." September 13

  • Melvin Gordon not a fit for 49ers in wake of Tevin Coleman ankle injury

    NBC Sports Bay Area "49ers running back Tevin Coleman suffered a left ankle injury in the first half of their 31-17 Week 1 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday and did not return. San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan admitted he was "concerned" about the injury, and that Coleman would undergo an MRI on..." September 09

  • Melvin Gordon Plans To Report Between Weeks 6-8

    Sporting News "Melvin Gordon reportedly plans to play in 2019. The Chargers running back has been holding out as he awaits a contract extension, but supposedly plans to return to the field between Weeks 6 and 8, according to NFL Network, which cited league sources. For Gordon to be allowed..." September 08

  • Doug Pederson told Jordan Howard that Melvin Gordon rumors were false

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard this offseason with the intent of making him a part of their revamped rushing attack. That’s still the plan. Earlier this week, trade rumors circulated that the Eagles offered Howard to the Los Angeles Chargers as part..." September 06

  • With Melvin Gordon holding out, Chargers like their running back tandem

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn doesn’t sound particularly worried about Melvin Gordon‘s holdout. Lynn said he likes the 1-2 punch of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson at running back and thinks they both bring plenty to the..." September 05

  • Report: Eagles offered Jordan Howard for Melvin Gordon

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Chargers are said to be looking for a first-round pick and change for holdout running back Melvin Gordon. That asking price has been deemed as too high by experts around the NFL. It now appears that the Philadelphia Eagles agree. According to Albert Breer of..." September 04

  • Melvin Gordon’s holdout escalating with Ezekiel Elliott extension done

    New York Post "And then there was Melvin Gordon. The Chargers running back is the last one left holding out after Ezekiel Elliott ended his Cowboys stalemate Wednesday by agreeing to a six-year, $90 million extension with $50 million guaranteed. But instead of Gordon and the Chargers..." September 04

  • Report: Chargers vetted by 1 team in potential trade for Melvin Gordon

    The Score "One NFL team has been in preliminary talks with the Los Angeles Chargers in an attempt to vet out a potential trade for disgruntled running back Melvin Gordon, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. The Chargers are seeking either a 2020 first-round pick, or a..." September 04

  • Running back holdouts like Ezekiel Elliott and Melvin Gordon's could become the norm for top-tier backs

    CBS Sports "We should probably get used to the concept of running backs skipping out on training camp. And I don't blame them one bit. I'd do the exact same thing in their position. The realities of the NFL are not changing anytime soon. America, at least in the eyes of the NFL,..." September 04

  • Chargers Reportedly Looking For 1st- & 5th-Rd Picks In Trade For Melvin Gordon

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that the Chargers have told at least one other team that they’re looking for a first- and a fifth-round pick in a trade for holdout RB Melvin Gordon. The Chargers have given Gordon and his agent permission to..." September 04

  • Melvin Gordon is 'Pissed' He Paid to Change His Chargers Jersey to 25

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon might be done with the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers and he seems a little ticked about it. On Sunday when a fan asked why Gordon changed his number from 28 to 25 this year if he didn’t plan on playing, the running back had a great..." September 03

  • Report: Melvin Gordon not planning to report for Week 1

    The Score "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon doesn't intend to report to the team for Week 1 as he attempts to work out a trade away from the AFC West club, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. The Chargers gave the holdout permission to seek a trade and said they won't..." September 02

  • Melvin Gordon follows Raiders, 49ers on Instagram after being allowed to seek trade

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There's no shortage of running back drama in the NFL, and Melvin Gordon added a little fuel to the fire Sunday. The Chargers star running back continues to hold out in hopes of getting the lucrative contract extension that he desires. So far, the Bolts haven't budged, and..." September 02

  • Chargers suspend Gordon talks until after season "Melvin Gordon will not receive a new contract any time soon. Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told reporters on a conference call Sunday that contract talks with Gordon will be suspended until the conclusion of the 2019 season. The development comes one day..." September 01

  • Melvin Gordon Has Highly Slick Response to LeSean McCoy Signing With Chiefs

    12 Up "Melvin Gordon is about to get someone. Though the Los Angeles Chargers finally allowed his representation to explore potential trades on Saturday, Gordon now knows LA is desperate for a running back to open the campaign. This general vibe was only solidified by..." September 01

  • Chargers grant Melvin Gordon permission to seek trade

    The Score "The Los Angeles Chargers have granted the representatives for disgruntled running back Melvin Gordon permission to seek a trade, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It was reported last week that contract talks haven't progressed as Gordon had hoped. The rusher has been..." August 31

  • Four Potential Trade Destinations for Melvin Gordon

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon has asked the Los Angeles Chargers to trade him. A few weeks ago we took a look at potential trade destinations for him, but now that the team has given him permission to seek trade partners, it’s time to re-evaluate the landscape. Gordon not only wants to be..." August 31

  • Chargers GM admits he does not have a solution to end Melvin Gordon's holdout

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have one of the deepest, most versatile rosters in the league. Right now, though, that roster is working without quite a few players. Star safety Derwin James is injured. So is left tackle Russell Okung. And of course, starting running..." August 30

  • NFL Rumors: Chargers’ Melvin Gordon could return for Week 1

    Clutch Points "All indications are that Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers remain at a stalemate. The sides have made virtually no progress toward a new contract agreement since the Pro Bowl running back began his holdout from team activities in late July, and the Chargers still seem..." August 29

  • Trading Melvin Gordon (to Houston?) would be great solution for the L.A. Chargers

    USA Today "Here’s one way for the Los Angeles Chargers to treat the headache that persists with the Melvin Gordon issue: Trade him.  And there’s a perfect landing spot in Houston, with the Texans suddenly stung by losing running back Lamar Miller for the season with a torn..." August 26

  • Melvin Gordon trade chatter could return in wake of Lamar Miller’s injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Before and after the Texans waived running back D'Onta Foreman, there was chatter about the possibility of looking into a trade with the Chargers for Melvin Gordon. Earlier this month, the word was that the Texans weren’t interested in a deal for Gordon because they were..." August 25

  • Should you draft Melvin Gordon in fantasy football?

    Sporting News "We're more than halfway through August and Melvin Gordon's holdout persists. Fantasy owners are throwing their hands in the air as they think back to Le'Veon Bell's situation last year. There's been some serious reaction in the rankings, as potential Chargers handcuffs..." August 22

  • Melvin Gordon holdout expected to carry into season "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon's holdout is expected to carry on into the regular season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Talks for a contract extension have not progressed as Gordon hoped and he'll continue to train in Florida for the..." August 21

  • Report: Melvin Gordon, Chargers ‘millions apart’ in contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon has not yet reported to the Los Angeles Chargers with less than three weeks remaining until the start of the regular season, and it could be quite a while before that changes if he is waiting for the team to make him the highest-paid running back in football. Gordon has..." August 20

  • Melvin Gordon training in California amid holdout with Chargers: I'm 'just waiting on the call'

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is still holding out, waiting for a new contract before reporting to the team this fall. He’s still, though, eagerly waiting to take the field. Gordon is currently training in California, apparently ready to go the second..." August 20

  • Melvin Gordon prepared to sit out without new deal

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is prepared to sit out if a new deal is not reached in time for the regular season according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter adds that there has been no progress made towards contract talks and that Gordon still wants to return..." August 15

  • Chargers have made no progress with Melvin Gordon

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Chargers have reached out to running back Melvin Gordon, but no progress has been made on ending his holdout, according to a report. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Tuesday that the Chargers have contacted Gordon recently to tell him that he’s still a..." August 13

  • Oddsmakers believe Ezekiel Elliott will play Week 1, but Melvin Gordon won't

    Sportsnaut "It’s looking more and more like Dallas Cowboys holdout running back Ezekiel Elliott will remain away from the team at the start of the regular season. Negotiations are not going well between the two sides. Meanwhile, Dallas’ front office continues to take rather..." August 07

  • Texans would be a good trade destination for Chargers RB Melvin Gordon

    USA Today "Melvin Gordon is one of several players who are currently holding out due to a contract dispute with his respective team. Gordon, 26, is currently seeking a max contract extension, but the Los Angeles Chargers are not willing to pay the halfback more than $10 million per year. As a result,..." August 04

  • Texans won’t attempt to trade for Melvin Gordon

    Sportsnaut "The Melvin Gordon trade rumors are swirling plenty following the news that his agent requested a trade amid a heated contract dispute with the Los Angeles Chargers. One team that won’t be attempting a trade, however, is the Houston Texans, according to tenured Texans reporter..." August 04

  • Melvin Gordon Trade Could Send RB to Packers, but Don’t Count on It

    Heavy "Let’s make this plenty clear: There is not a very good chance Melvin Gordon will be running out of the Green Bay Packers backfield anytime soon. Since ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported Thursday the prolific running back has requested a trade from the Los Angeles Chargers,..." August 03

  • Forget Melvin Gordon; It's Austin Ekeler's Time to Become an NFL Star

    Bleacher Report "Move aside, Melvin Gordon. Austin Ekeler will take your job, and the Los Angeles Chargers offense won't take a step back when the current backup becomes the starter. With Gordon out of the way, Ekeler's play and potential portend a star in the making. Gordon and the Chargers..." August 03

  • Five most likely Melvin Gordon landing spots

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon reportedly requested a trade from the team last week. The holdout Pro Bowler is looking for a new contract that will make him among the highest-paid running backs in the NFL. For their part, the Chargers are said to be offering..." August 02

  • Chargers backs Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson move forward without Melvin Gordon

    Orange County Register "A slew of Rams players formed a line as they left the team bus and made their way toward the Jack Hammett Sports Complex for the first of two joint scrimmages with the Chargers on Thursday. Cornerback Aqib Talib stood out in a gold sleeveless shirt and a few steps behind him was a..." August 02

  • Chargers Refuse to Increase Contract Offer or Trade Melvin Gordon

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon has found himself in a bit of a situation as August rolls around. The Pro Bowl running back told the Chargers’ front office last month that he wanted a new contract or a trade as he entered the last year of his deal. Reports emerged later on that the Chargers were..." August 01

  • 3 ideal destinations for Melvin Gordon if he gets traded

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers are ready to make another run while Phillip Rivers’ window of a Super Bowl is still open. That is unless Melvin Gordon doesn’t get the contract he desires before the start of the season. According to Adam Schefter, Gordon has..." August 01

  • Chargers deny Melvin Gordon permission to seek trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon has informed the Los Angeles Chargers that he wants to be traded if he does not have a long-term contract extension in place before Week 1, but it does not sound like the team has any intention of granting him his wish. Gordon’s agent, Damarious Bilbo,..." August 01

  • Melvin Gordon requested trade from Chargers

    Sportsnaut "Melvin Gordon is extremely unhappy about the way the Los Angeles Chargers have valued him in contract talks, and now he wants to be traded. Josina Anderson of ESPN shared that Gordon’s agent, Damarius Bilbo, told her he requested a trade last week. Furthermore, he..." August 01

  • Melvin Gordon could reportedly continue holdout until midseason

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon is intent on staying away from the Los Angeles Chargers as long as possible if the team does not sign him to a long-term contract extension, and he seems quite serious about missing regular season games should it come to that. Gordon’s agent said earlier this month..." July 30

  • Chargers, Melvin Gordon are $2 million to $3 million per year apart

    Yahoo! Sports "Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is holding out for a new contract. The Chargers and Gordon are talking about that new contract. But they still have a lot more talking to do. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that the Chargers and Gordon are $2 million to $3 million per year..." July 28

  • Philip Rivers willing to leave money on the table for Melvin Gordon

    Sportsnaut "As Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon continues his holdout in hopes of landing a big contract, quarterback Philip Rivers appears willing to make a few sacrifices to try and bring Gordon back into the fold. During an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Rivers indicated..." July 27

  • Why Melvin Gordon is making the right move by holding out from the Chargers

    Clutch Points "As the Los Angeles Chargers begin training camp, they’ll be without one of their crucial skill players. Melvin Gordon has decided to hold out in hopes of forcing the Chargers’ hand to give him a new contract extension. Coming into this season, Gordon is entering the final..." July 27

  • Melvin Gordon reacts to Philip Rivers’ comments

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon clearly didn’t expect what he got from Philip Rivers on Thursday. Rivers was asked about the San Diego Los Angeles Chargers running back’s holdout and wasn’t incredibly supportive. The running back wasn’t a big fan of that. Here’s what..." July 27

  • Chargers Won't Go over 'Certain Number' in Contract Talks With Melvin Gordon

    Bleacher Report "It appears the Los Angeles Chargers will be without Melvin Gordon for the foreseeable future. According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Chargers "are not willing to move off a certain number" in contract negotiations with their 26-year-old running..." July 26

  • Philip Rivers reacts to Melvin Gordon's holdout with comments that probably won't help the running back

    CBS Sports "The Chargers held their second day of training camp on Friday, and for the second straight day, Melvin Gordon wasn't there.  As you may or may not have heard, the running back is holding out of camp in hopes of getting a new contract, and if he..." July 26

  • Report: Melvin Gordon’s holdout may carry into regular season

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon’s agent said earlier this month that the star running back is willing to miss regular season games if he does not get a new contract before Week 1, and that may have been more than just an empty threat. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday that..." July 26

  • Chargers Reportedly Offered Melvin Gordon a Contract in $10-11 Million Range

    12 Up "There's standoff in Los Angeles and Melvin Gordon is right in the thick of it. The Chargers reportedly offered the two-time Pro Bowler a deal between $10 million and $11 million per year. Gordon currently makes around $2.6 million, and one would think a near-$10 million..." July 25