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Chargers RB Melvin Gordon Hints At Return

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)

The Los Angeles Chargers opened the season with a win over the Indianapolis Colts, but faltered on the road this past weekend against the Detroit Lions.

Both games have come without star running back Melvin Gordon, who continues his holdout.

The former Wisconsin star has one year left on his rookie contract. However, instead of playing for the team this season, Gordon decided to hold out for a new contract.

The Chargers have not obliged with a new deal and even let Gordon and his agent seek a trade. According to Eric Williams of ESPN, Gordon said in a video on social media that he plans to play this season.

Gordon revealed he's "going to play somewhere" this season and that "it would be a waste of talent" if he did not.

In Gordon's absence, fellow running back Austin Ekeler has flourished given the opportunity.

Ekeler racked up 124 yards on the ground to go along with 163 receiving yards on 12 receptions. He's scored four touchdowns in the first two weeks of the season.

Will Gordon come back any time soon? And if he does, will he resume the starting role?

Next up for the Chargers is a home contest against the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon.