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Melvin Gordon doesn’t seem closer to joining the Los Angeles Chargers anytime soon. Yet the running back, who is holding out for a new deal, plans on playing this season. 

According to ESPN, Gordon said in an Instagram video Tuesday that he will “play somewhere” in 2019 and “it would be a waste of talent” if he sat out the entire year. Gordon also took a shot at the team’s move to Los Angeles, as he called last season’s 12-4 campaign “good” but said “nobody cared.” 

One option for Gordon is a trade. He and his representation were granted permission to pursue a deal, but that maneuver has not led to anything. During his holdout, Gordon has been training in San Diego. 

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Austin Ekeler’s emergence in Gordon’s absence has no longer helped Gordon’s leverage in contract negotiations. Gordon was once set to make $five.6 million within the 5th and ultimate yr of his rookie contract. If Gordon does play for the Chargers, it is going to be beneath his present deal; common supervisor Tom Telesco mentioned the 26-year-old would possibly not negotiate an extension all over the season. 

If Gordon does no longer document by way of Nov. 29, he’s going to be positioned at the Reserve/Did No longer Record Listing. If that occurs, he would possibly not earn credit score for this season and it might save you him from turning into an unrestricted loose agent till after the 2020 season.

Gordon has rushed for three,628 yards and 28 touchdowns all over his 4 seasons, including 1,577 yards receiving and 10 TDs.