Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Reportedly Could End Holdout Soon


A 1-2 start caused the Los Angeles Chargers to fall out of the top 10 in the latest RADIO.COM NFL Power Rankings, but they may soon be getting reinforcements.

Though exact details are scarce, ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that running back Melvin Gordon may soon end his holdout:

Gordon, a 2015 first round pick, has rushed for 3,628 yards in four seasons. Gordon also has with 38 touchdowns across those four seasons, 28 of which have come on the ground, which has made him an extremely valuable fantasy running back.

Gordon needs to report to the team by Week 10, or he won't accrue a year played, and can't become a free-agent at the end of the season. That said, the Chargers can place the franchise tag on Gordon in each of the next two years if they choose to do so.

In Gordon's absence, the Chargers have leaned on Austin Ekeler, who has averaged 4.2 yards-per-carry and also has 208 receiving yards through the first three weeks of the season.