Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon has been holding out for over a month and hasn’t participated in training camp. However, he says he is staying busy.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Gordon says he is training “rigorously” in California and wants to play football.
“Just waiting on the call,” Gordon told Fowler.
Melvin Gordon, who is nearly five weeks into a holdout, told ESPN he is training rigorously in Calif. and staying ready to play football. He wants to play but continues to wait for a resolution, doesn’t want to discuss the contract. “Just waiting on the call,” he said.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 19, 2019
Gordon is set to make $5.6 million this season, but is seeking a long-term deal from the Chargers. The team could also opt to deal him to another team willing to sign him long-term.
Right now, there doesn’t seem to be any traction on contract talks between Gordon’s camp and the Chargers.
A first-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2015, Gordon has made a pair of Pro Bowls in four seasons in the NFL. He rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns last season.
For his career, Gordon has racked up over 5,000 yards from scrimmage and 38 total touchdowns.