Melvin Gordon has told Los Angeles Chargers that if he does not get a new contract, he will not appear in the training camp and will ask for trade, said his agent Fletcher Smith.
Smith said he and Gordon did not want to go along this path, but because of the lack of progress in the negotiations and suggestions Chargers made out of the season, they thought they needed to express their dissatisfaction in an effort to achieve a better, a satisfactory result, whether with a new contract or
Gordon, 26, is scheduled to head to the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $ 5.6 million.
Other backsliders – Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Lewon Bell – recently got new deals and Gordon wants to be the next one to be added to this famous list. He does not want to take a charger offer that does not put him near the salaries of these top backs. ] Gndden was voted for two Pro Bowls and rushed an average of 5.1 yards per transfer and recorded a total of 14 touchdowns
in Last season he also averaged 114.6 yards per match, the best player of Chargers by LaDainian Tomlinson (121.8 in 2007), according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Gordon missed most of the season but attended the mandatory minicamp. Last month he said, "I do not know" when he asked if he would report in a training camp without a new deal. The Chargers have a solid depth in running behind Gordon in Austin Echeler, Justin Jackson and Detrez Newom and went 4-0 last season when Gordon missed time with knee injury. a training camp to be opened on July 24 in Costa Mesa, California, will be a controversial issue that overshadows the team as much as the chargers had to deal with unsigned Joey Bosa in the summer of 2016
Gordon has been dashed and discouraged by the lack of progress in the negotiations
Eric D. Williams of ESPN has contributed to this report