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Star NFL RB's Holdout Expected To Continue Into Season

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)

One of the biggest holdouts from this year's training camp could linger into the regular season. The latest update on Melvin Gordon doesn't sound too encouraging for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Gordon is seeking a long-term extension from Los Angeles that would pay him among the top running backs in football. The front office has offered him a deal that would pay him $10 million per season.

While any potential trade rumors involving Gordon have quieted down, the former first-round pick appears ready to extend his holdout into the fall.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Gordon's holdout is expected to continue into the regular season.

Contract talks between Gordon and the Chargers haven't improved over time.

Even though he might not be on the field for the start of the season, the former Wisconsin star is training vigorously in Florida.

Last season, Gordon was the top offensive weapon for the Chargers. He had 885 rushing yards, 490 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns.

If Gordon isn't on the field for Week 1, the Chargers will go with a backfield duo of Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson.

At times Gordon's holdout has been overshadowed by Ezekiel Elliott and his refusal to show up to the Cowboys' camp. It'll be worth monitoring both running backs' status for their season openers.