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The Chargers Are Reportedly Considering Trading Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon runs the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Running back Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers makes a 34 yard run in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

While the Dallas Cowboys are looking to secure a long-term commitment with their star player in Ezekiel Elliott, the Los Angeles Chargers may consider trading standout running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon has been holding out in search of a lucrative extension. The Wisconsin product has only one year remaining on his rookie deal.

Although earlier reports stated that Los Angeles offered him a contract that would pay him an annual salary of $10 million, the former first-round pick wants more.

Since neither side is making progress in contract talks, the Chargers are now shifting their tone on Gordon.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers have granted Gordon's representatives permission to find a potential trade partner.

This gives Gordon the chance to explore his options before Week 1 of the regular season begins.

Regardless of all the drama surrounding Gordon and his holdout, the 26-year-old running back is one of the most explosive players in the NFL.

Last season, Gordon finished with 885 rushing yards, 490 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns.

If the Chargers do move on from Gordon, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson would share the majority of the carries in the backfield.

There's also a chance that Gordon ends up holding out the entire season. Either way, it'll be a developing story to monitor.