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Chargers, Melvin Gordon's extension talks suspended until after 2019 season

Chargers suspend contract negotiations with Melvin Gordon leaving him with limited options Chargers suspend contract negotiations with Melvin Gordon leaving him with limited options
Sandy Nunez | 02 September, 2019, 09:43

The discord between the Chargers and Melvin Gordon grew colder Sunday when the team announced it was suspending negotiations on a contract extension.

Chargers running back Melvin Gordon scores a touchdown against the Browns in October. If Gordon can not find a team to do that and the veteran eventually reports to the Chargers, he's set to make $5.6 million under that fifth year option for 2019.

One twitter user took to the popular social media site and called Gordon out for changing his number if he were never going to wear it as a member of the Chargers.

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With contract talks at an impasse, the Chargers granted Gordon's representation permission to seek a trade with another team on Saturday, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by NFL Network.

Gordon desires a contract extension that will compensate him among the top running backs in the league like Todd Gurley, David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell, who earn an average of $13 to $14 million annually.

Without Gordon, the Chargers will go into their opener September 8 against Indianapolis with Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson as their top running backs. At the start, the Chargers refused Gordon's camp from finding a trade partner and even offered him a contract that would pay the veteran back around $10 million per year.