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1.Free agent RB Alex Collins breaks his le... (Rotoworld) Free agent RB Alex Collins broke his leg. Analysis: Collins has been training in hopes of a new deal, which now seems unlikely in the very near future. In addition to the injury, Collins is facing three charges stemming from an arrest in March, which could lead to a lengthy suspension from the NFL. Collins will have to be patient, but he is still only 24 years old and only two years removed from a 973-yard season.2 days
2.Dynasty | Melvin Gordon not backing down (Dynasty League Football) Melvin Gordon is serious about being paid or traded and says "you can't just replace a great back". Analysis: Working in Gordon's favor, unlike Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh, is that the Chargers don't have the depth chart to easily replace him. It certainly appears as there is no bluff in Gordon's words and that he's prepared to sit as long as needed to in order to address the issue. Still under contract, however, he will have to appear shortly after the conclusion of week 10 to get credit for the contract y... (More)4 days
3.Melvin Gordon: Still working toward extension (RotoWire) Gordon said Saturday he still hopes to work things out with the Chargers, Jeff Miller of The Los Angeles Times reports. "Like, that's the team who blessed me with an opportunity," Gordon said. "But it's an opportunity right now where I know I need to take advantage of it. You know, I want to get paid. That's just kind of what it is. Hopefully I end up a Charger." Analysis: Despite his generally favorable view of the team, Gordon's recent threat of a holdout or trade demand suggests he and the Chargers remain far apart on financial details of a contract extension. Although it helps Gordon's case that the team is well stocked for anothe... (More)4 days
4.Gordon: 'You can't just replace a great ... (Rotoworld) In reference to his contract standoff with the Chargers, Melvin Gordon said, "You can’t just replace a great back." Analysis: To illustrate his point, Gordon pointed out how the Cowboys were a "completely different team" when Ezekiel Elliott was suspended in 2017. Gordon went on to call running back the next-most important position behind quarterback and feels he and other top ball-carriers "should get paid as such." The 2015 first-rounder has threatened to hold out into the regular season if his contract demands aren't met, though Gordon has also said he h... (More)4 days
5.Gordon wants to work things out with Cha... (Rotoworld) Melvin Gordon said he wants "to end up with the Chargers." Analysis: "I want to end up with the Chargers," Gordon said. "That's my home. That's the team that blessed me with an opportunity, and I can't forget that. But like I said, I know I'm in an opportunity right now where I know I have to take advantage of it, and I want to get paid." The 26-year-old has threatened holding out and demanding a trade if Los Angeles doesn't meet his demands as he approaches the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. The sides still have a few weeks to negotiate before... (More)5 days
6.Dynasty | Melvin Gordon planning to hold out (Dynasty League Football) Melvin Gordon's agent has told ESPN the Chargers running back plans to hold out until the team gives him a new contract or trades him. Analysis: Gordon, DLF's RB5 and 11th ranked overall player, has one year for $5.6 million left on his contract. The second contract has become increasingly important for running backs as the NFL has mostly devalued the position across the league. While it is unlikely Gordon misses the season, or gets traded, dynasty owners will rightfully be nervous after watching Le'Veon Bell opt to preserve his b... (More)7 days
7.Melvin Gordon: Could skip regular-season games (RotoWire) Gordon's agent said there's a "strong possibility" the running back will hold out into the regular season if he doesn't receive a new contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. Analysis: Gordon reportedly will ask for a trade if he doesn't get his contract before July 24 when the Chargers report to training camp. The team still hopes to reach an agreement, but Gordon's public reveal of his plan for a holdout suggests the two sides are far apart on money. Despite missing four games last season, the 26-year-old achieved personal bests in a slew of statistical categories, including yards per carry (5.1), yards per target (7.4), scrimmag... (More)7 days
8.Melvin Gordon: Preparing for holdout or trade (RotoWire) Gordon doesn't plan to report to training camp unless he signs a contract extension first, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Analysis: The 26-year-old is scheduled for a $5.6 million salary in 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. It's a nice bargain for the Chargers after Gordon answered long-standing concerns about his efficiency with impressive marks of 5.1 yards per carry and 7.4 yards per target last season, though he missed four games along the way. His agent, Fletcher Smith, told ESPN he'll demand a trade if Gordon doesn't receive his desired contract before the start of training camp in late July.7 days
9.Agent says Gordon could hold out into se... (Rotoworld) Melvin Gordon's agent said there is a "strong possibility" his client will hold out into the season barring a new contract or trade. Analysis: Gordon is not holding back as he looks to pressure the Chargers into a new contract -- Adam Schefter previously reported Gordon will skip training camp and demand a trade if he does not get a new deal. Of course, Gordon's agent admits there is still a long way to go before Week 1, and he hopes something will get worked out prior to training camp. Gordon is currently scheduled to earn $5.6 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie... (More)7 days
10.Melvin Gordon threatens training camp holdout (FFToday) Running back 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. Gordon is scheduled to be heading into the last year of his contract, a fifth-year option, worth $5.6 million dollars. Analysis: This agent report indicates Gordon wants to be paid along side the likes of , and Le'Veon Bell. While training camp holdouts tend to work themselves out, this one will be worth watching given Gordon's RB1 status. , and are next up on the Chargers depth chart.7 days
11.Melvin Gordon demands new contract or tr... (Rotoworld) ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Melvin Gordon has informed the Chargers he will not report to training camp and demand a trade unless he receives a new contract. Analysis: Gordon is currently scheduled to earn $5.6 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. This report comes a bit out of left field considering Gordon reported to mandatory minicamp in June, but contract talks have apparently not gone well since then. With Gordon's short-term status in question, Austin Ekeler needs to be moved up draft boards.7 days