Chargers’ Melvin Gordon will not report to camp without new contract, agent says

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has informed the team 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’s Adam Schefter.

Gordon, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2015 draft, is currently scheduled to be heading into the last year of his contract, a fifth-year option, worth $5.6 million, according to Schefter.

In April of last year, the Chargers exercised the fifth-year option on Gordon’s contract for the 2019 season.

Gordon played 12 games for the Chargers in 2018, rushing for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns on 175 attempts to along with four receiving touchdowns. In the playoffs, he rushed for 55 yards and two touchdowns on 26 attempts across two games.

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