Melvin Gordon III RUMORS & NEWS

  • Melvin Gordon apparently benched after fumbling twice

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon’s difficult season got worse on Sunday after apparently being benched, at least temporarily, following two fumbles. Gordon fumbled on the Chargers’ second drive at the end of the first quarter on a run play. He did so again on the very first play from..." December 15

  • Seven Big Unsigned NFL Free Agents for the 2020 Season

    The Big Lead "A.J. Green - WR, Cincinnati Bengals For years, Green was the go-to weapon for Andy Dalton as the Bengals remained a playoff contender, reaching seven consecutive Pro Bowls. This year, Green has yet to play a game after suffering an ankle injury in July during training camp...." December 14

  • LaDainian Tomlinson thinks Chargers’ Melvin Gordon will get paid with another team next year "The Chargers (5-8) play the Minnesota Vikings (9-4) on Sunday, with little on the line for Los Angeles’ team. When there’s talk of playing for pride, that’s code for “we’re out of the playoff race” and everyone knows it. But for the players,..." December 13

  • Melvin Gordon unsure if he's earned a big-money deal

    Los Angeles Times "The future seemed bright for Melvin Gordon on that late-September day when the running back returned to the Chargers after a 64-day holdout. The lengthy contract dispute that failed to net a new deal was in the rearview mirror, a minor setback in Gordon’s mind. Most of a season..." December 04

  • Why the Chicago Bears should already be targeting Melvin Gordon in free agency

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Bears have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season, and it’s due to a litany of problems. Their quarterback stinks, they lack top-end talent at the skill positions in general, their offensive line is porous and even their..." November 09

  • Melvin Gordon Called Out for Falsely Claiming IG Model Laci Kay Somers Lives in His Apartment Complex

    Sports Gossip "Melvin Gordon isn't having the greatest year of recent memory. First, he holds out for a bigger contract, which he doesn't get. Then he jumps onto Instagram commenting that IG model Laci Kay Somers lives in his apartment. She clapped back it isn't her. " November 07

  • Melvin Gordon linked to Lions, Bills as possible trade target

    The Sports Daily "Both the Lions and Bills could use some help at running back, and it’s possible a Pro-Bowl caliber player might be available to them at the trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler hinted on Monday that Detroit and Buffalo could be destinations for Melvin Gordon should the..." October 28

  • Ian Rapoport: Melvin Gordon Trade Market Heating Back Up

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon's might get his trade out of Los Angeles after all. The embittered Chargers running back could be dealt just before the trade deadline on Tuesday, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport. " October 27

  • Melvin Gordon must be a trade target for the Lions after Kerryon Johnson injury

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Lions may be in the market for a running back since they had to place Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve. With them in need of a running back, Melvin Gordon must be a trade target for the Lions. The Los Angeles Chargers running back began training camp..." October 23

  • Melvin Gordon on Struggles After Holdout: I'll Never Miss a Training Camp Again

    Bleacher Report "Melvin Gordon III didn't get what he wanted by holding out from the Los Angeles Chargers through Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season, but he did learn something.    "I know I won't miss another training camp again, I can tell you that," Gordon..." October 22

  • Melvin Gordon thinks he needs more carries to get in rhythm

    ESPN "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has a simple solution to fix his slow start since returning to the field after an unsuccessful, two-month holdout. More reps. Gordon has totaled just 49 rushing yards on 20 attempts in his first two games of the 2019 season,..." October 16

  • Chargers don’t think run game struggles have to do with Melvin Gordon

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers have lost two games in a row, and much of that is due to their struggling running game. Oddly enough, the Chargers’ ground game worsened once Melvin Gordon returned from his holdout in Week 5, as Los Angeles has tried to make Gordon the No. 1..." October 15

  • What to expect from Chargers RB Melvin Gordon against Pittsburgh

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Chargers are finding themselves in desperate need of a win as they get set to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their Week 6 matchup on Sunday night. The Chargers have been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL thus far, going just 2-3 over..." October 11

  • Melvin Gordon expected to split carries with Austin Ekeler in season debut

    Clutch Points "After not playing a snap in Week 4, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is officially in the fold of the gameplan for Week 5 against the Denver Broncos. However, the two-time Pro Bowler won’t be a bell-cow. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL..." October 06

  • Why Melvin Gordon's Holdout Never Stood A Chance

    Deadspin "Not all NFL holdouts are created equal. This is especially true for running backs, who have seen their value decline in recent years, even as the salary cap has jumped prodigiously. This summer, a pair of backs began training camp by withholding their labor in attempt to leverage a strong..." October 04

  • Melvin Gordon will 'definitely' be part of Sunday's game plan

    Fantasy Pros "Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says that Melvin Gordon will "definitely" be part of the Chargers' game plan versus the Broncos this week. " October 03

  • Melvin Gordon Shares Hilarious Video Explaining His Holdout

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon made headlines when he decided to holdout on his team while he attempted to land a new contract. After several weeks, nothing was resolved and Gordon finally decided to join his team. " October 01

  • Chargers plan to only use Melvin Gordon in emergency Week 4

    The Score "Melvin Gordon is expected to be active for Week 4, but the Los Angeles Chargers plan to only use him in an emergency, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. The news comes two days after head coach Anthony Lynn claimed "there's a chance" Gordon..." September 29

  • Melvin Gordon has 'a chance' to play vs. Dolphins in Week 4, says Chargers' Anthony Lynn

    CBC Sports "Melvin Gordon reported to the Los Angeles Chargers for the first time all season on Thursday, and he could be playing for the team once again by Sunday. The star running back just ended a holdout that began over the summer, rejoining the Chargers this week after missing the club's..." September 28

  • Melvin Gordon could play Sunday against Dolphins "When he returned to the practice field on Thursday, Melvin Gordon officially concluded his holdout. As the Chargers' Week 4 game against the host Dolphins draws near, there's now a chance Gordon could return to the playing..." September 27

  • Josina Anderson Had An Unfortunate Sexual Slip-Up Talking About Melvin Gordon & Von Miller

    Total Pro Sports "Oh, this was just bad. Josina Anderson was simply trying to discuss the return of Melvin Gordon to the Los Angeles Chargers when her brain decided to go elsewhere. I don't think Melvin Gordon wants Von Miller to do..." September 27

  • Melvin Gordon cites ‘teammates’ as reason for ending holdout

    Sportress of Blogitude "Melvin Gordon ended his protracted holdout on Thursday and joined the Los Angeles Chargers at the team facility. After skipping the entirety of training camp and the team’s first three games of the season, Gordon recently relayed the reason why he decided the timing was right for his..." September 27

  • Lynn: Melvin Gordon will be 'No. 1 guy' when he's ready

    ESPN " Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told reporters on Thursday that once Melvin Gordon is up to speed, he will be the team's starter moving forward. "He was our starter for a reason," Lynn said. "I like the way Austin [Ekeler] and..." September 26

  • How much money Melvin Gordon lost due to his holdout

    Larry Brown Sports "Melvin Gordon has decided to end his holdout earlier than expected, and it would not be a surprise if his decision was financially motivated. By sitting out just three games, the star running back has already forfeited quite a bit of money. By skipping all of training camp and the..." September 26

  • What Melvin Gordon’s Return Will Mean for the Chargers

    SI "Late Wednesday night, as it became clear that the three-month Melvin Gordon saga was winding to a close, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn could finally break from the message he’d been hammering home to his players all summer and into fall, if only for a minute. And that meant simply conceding..." September 26

  • Keenan Allen Was Really Happy to See Melvin Gordon Show Up at the Chargers Facility

    Total Pro Sports "If there was ever a time for Melvin Gordon to come back, it is right now as the team is currently at 1-2 on the season. On Wednesday night, the three-month Melvin Gordon saga was said to be nearing its end when it was revealed that he was ending his holdout and returning to..." September 26

  • Melvin Gordon holdout: After Texans trade didn't happen, reporting became only option

    Sporting News "Melvin Gordon wasn't left with many options before deciding to return to Los Angeles. According to ESPN, the Chargers never made trading the running back a "viable option" even though he was open to being traded to the Texans in..." September 26

  • Melvin Gordon Can't Turn This Chargers Season Around By Himself

    The Big Lead "After a month and some change of prolonged rumors and negotiations both within and hidden from public view, Melvin Gordon has ended his holdout and will return to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday without a new deal. The addition of a talent like Gordon comes at a good time for the..." September 26

  • Melvin Gordon to end hold out, reporting as soon as tomorrow

    Bolts From The Blue "It appears that the Chargers may be getting some help soon, unfortunately it’s at a position that isn’t really in need of it, especially compared to the other holes currently on the team.  

    September 25

  • Chargers RB Melvin Gordon ends his holdout "Melvin Gordon is holding out no longer. The Chargers running back, whose holdout for a better contract began in training camp and carried on through the first three weeks of the season, will report to the team on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. " September 25

  • How Did Branson Wright Scoop the Melvin Gordon News?

    The Big Lead "Melvin Gordon's holdout has faded into the background of the news cycle after the start of the NFL season, especially given his replacement, Austin Ekeler, has played quite well in his absence. He re-entered the wider football audience purview on Wednesday morning, when it was reported..." September 25

  • No movement between Chargers and Melvin Gordon in contract standoff

    Pro Football Talk "Somewhere, the continuous Sunday Splash! mandate will cause someone to take some aspect of the Melvin Gordon holdout and massage it into news. Sometimes, no news is the only news that can be squeezed out of a lingering situation. For the Chargers running back, the only news this..." September 22

  • 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