Chargers place Melvin Gordon on did not report, Russell Okung on NFI

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Running back Melvin Gordon didn’t show up to training camp Wednesday, which was expected, prompting the Chargers to place him on the did not report list.

The Chargers announced a number of moves, with Gordon stealing the headline.

Gordon has indicated a willingness to sit out as long as it takes to get a long-term deal. The Chargers reportedly aren’t willing to meet Gordon’s asking price for a new deal.

Gordon has to report by the Tuesday of Week 10 to get credit for a season needed to become an unrestricted free agent.

The Chargers made the signing of running back Derrick Gore official, adding a body at the position in Gordon’s absence.

The Chargers also moved offensive tackle Russell Okung to the non-football illness list with an undisclosed illness and placed linebacker Jatavis Brown on the physically unable to perform list.

6 responses to “Chargers place Melvin Gordon on did not report, Russell Okung on NFI

  1. The Secret Underappreciated Running Back Union (the SURBU) has designated Gordon to fill the role this year that Bell filled last year.

  2. Mel, you didn’t even break the top 100 NFL players per NFL.com. Be sure to use that during negotiations. I can see Shady somehow making it out West. TT will come through huge, watch.

  3. He’s a rotational back. Spanos will never pay him over $6 mil a year. The LA Charger franchise hasn’t the fan base or even viewership other NFL teams and consequently don’t have the game revenue that other teams have. The only fans I see at LA Charger “home” games are wearing Mexican, Poncho Villa hats. The Chargers are an afterthought, joke in LA which already has too many sports franchises for people to spend their money on. The Rams own LA and the NFL has a “troubled/homeless” franchise on it’s hands with the LA Chargers. Are the Raiders next up? Could be. Goodell and the owners have to revise their “relocation” policy. It’s simply fan betrayal and the fans pay the gate.

  4. Gordon has completely overvalued himself. He is a good runningback. He is not a game changer, and will be very disappointed in what the market shows him.

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