Texans reportedly won’t try to trade for Melvin Gordon

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Even before the Texans surprisingly waived running back D'Onta Foreman, some wondered whether the Texans would be interested in trading for Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. In the aftermath of Foreman’s departure, the question has intensified.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans won’t trade for Gordon.

First, the Texans have a starting running back in Lamar Miller. At this point, they’re looking for a backup to Miller.

Second, Gordon will be expensive to sign. Very expensive. And the Chargers will want compensation for him, possibly significant.

Miller enters the final year of his contract in Houston, at a salary of $5.5 million. That’s more than $100,000 less than the salary that Gordon is due to earn — and he’s sufficiently unhappy with that number to refuse to show up. It would take a lot more to get Gordon signed, surely a lot more than the Texans, and quite possibly anyone else, would pay.

9 responses to “Texans reportedly won’t try to trade for Melvin Gordon

  1. OR! Hear me out, now. Trade for Gordon and have the best RB tandem in the league. Miller can walk after this year and try to squeeze out one more contract from somebody in free agency.

  2. The Texans were said to be the most interested party when rumors of Duke Johnson being traded came about.
    We still have him and he has a new agent (Rosenhaus) and still wants out.
    Yet, he has been nothing but professional about and was having a good camp before pulling a hammy.
    We also have another RB in Dontrell Hilliard that has stepped up in his absence to prove he can all the things Duke does.
    It looks like Watson would do good to have a RB capable of 70 receptions and 300 yards rushing.

  3. As anonymous said if they trade for Gordon and give him a big contract that would be a huge slap in the face to Jadeveon Clowney. That’s like somebody who owes you money buying rounds for everybody at the bar.

  4. Mild curiosity for Gordon. He’s getting bad advice as he’s a good rotational running back. Not elite. Despite Spanos’s reputation for stinginess, Gordon’s not worth the money he’s demanding. Look. While Spanos promised a contract for Rivers, it hasn’t happened. Spanos’s greed by “relocating” to LA has back fired. It’s a disaster as the team is at best an afterthought in the pro sports laden Los Angeles market.

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