August 2019 - Los Angeles Chargers Wiretap

Melvin Gordon's Holdout Expected To Last Into Season

Aug 22, 2019 8:01 AM

Melvin Gordon's holdout is expected to last into the regular season, according to a report.

Contract talks with the Los Angeles Chargers haven't progressed as Gordon hoped and he'll continue to train elsewhere.

The running back is set to make $5.6 million in 2019, but wants a deal that places him among the top players at his position. It was previously reported that the Chargers offered $10 million annually, but weren't willing to go higher.

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Melvin Gordon 'Just Waiting On The Call' From Chargers

Aug 20, 2019 8:06 AM

Melvin Gordon is five weeks into his holdout, but has been training rigorously in California and is staying ready to play football.

Gordon wants to play but continues to wait for a resolution to his contract dispute with the Los Angeles Chargers.

"Just waiting on the call," he said.

Gordon declined to discuss his contract situation and his holdout.

Both sides have remained millions apart in negotiations, according to a source.

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Derwin James Out 3-4 Months With Foot Surgery

Aug 17, 2019 2:04 PM

Derwin James will miss three to four months after undergoing surgery on the stress fracture in his right foot.

James could be back in time for a playoff push or the postseason.

James suffered a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot at practice on Thursday. 

James was an All-Pro in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Derwin James Out Indefinitely With Fracture In Foot

Aug 16, 2019 3:05 PM

Derwin James will be out indefinitely with a stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

James was observed with a walking boot on his right foot at his team's second joint practice against the New Orleans Saints on Friday.

James was an All-Pro as a rookie.

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Philip Rivers Voices Support For Melvin Gordon

Aug 16, 2019 8:10 AM

Philip Rivers made his first public comments about Melvin Gordon's holdout on Thursday.

"I know Melvin knows I'm pulling for him," Rivers said. "And in saying that, that means you want what's best for him. You want him to feel great. You want him to be at peace with how it all ends, and hopefully it's right here.

"He knows that. I doubt anything I said will make PFT [Pro Football Talk] headlines, but I think those that know me will know that's what I meant all along."

There had been reports that there was friction between Rivers and Gordon.

When asked about the players the Los Angeles Chargers have behind Gordon at running back a few weeks ago, Rivers threw his support behind Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome.

"It certainly is a deep position for us and those guys all love to play and work hard," Rivers said then. "So, you know like I said, we love Melvin, but we're going to go with what we got. It's a pretty dang good group."

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Melvin Gordon Requests Trade From Chargers

Aug 1, 2019 12:06 PM

The agent for Melvin Gordon has requested a trade from the Los Angeles Chargers.

Agent Damarius Bilbo confirmed the request to ESPN. The Chargers have not granted Bilbo permission to engage potential trade partners. 

The Chargers have not budged from their initial offer of $10 million per season.

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