Melvin Gordon, Trent Williams officially will miss Week One

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With Sunday rosters locking as of 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, the two remaining holdouts are guaranteed to miss the first week of the regular season.

Even if Chargers running back Melvin Gordon or Washington left tackle Trent Williams have a change of heart tonight and try to show up tomorrow, there’s no way they can be added to the roster, because there can be no transactions on Sunday.

For Gordon, whose base salary for 2019 is $5.605 million, it means that more than $329,000 will be lost. Williams, who is due to make $10.85 million in salary, loses more than $638,000. Throw in his per-game roster bonus of $15,625, and the cost for Williams exceeds $650,000.

That’s beyond any fines that could eventually be collected from either player. Since those fines often are written off, the only certain losses for players who hold out are lost game checks. That’s why so few players extend holdouts into the regular season.

This year, two are doing it. At least for one week. Time will tell how long Gordon and Williams stay away.

30 responses to “Melvin Gordon, Trent Williams officially will miss Week One

  1. “Chargers will roll along just fine without Gordon. Idiot move on his part.”

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    Yep – to a 9-7 season and no playoffs. Phil Rivers can book a tee time for the end of December, as usual.

  2. This is officially the year of the whiny, petulant, entitled multi-millionaire in the NFL.

    Will the actual role models of some kind please move to the front?

  3. So haters how are you all doing tonight knowing the Patriots just punched their ticket to title number 7? Not so good huh? Well here’s some milk and cookies do you feel better now? Wahahahahahahahahahaha

  4. Sorry Lizzy, titles are never guaranteed. They may win with AB, but there is just as much a chance he goes bonkers with the Patriots like he did Oakland and Pittsburgh

  5. lizzyisnoindian says:
    September 7, 2019 at 9:06 pm
    So haters how are you all doing tonight knowing the Patriots just punched their ticket to title number 7? Not so good huh? Well here’s some milk and cookies do you feel better now? Wahahahahahahahahahaha

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    We’re doing great with our finely calibrated moral and ethical compass’

  6. kevpft says:
    September 7, 2019 at 9:00 pm
    This is officially the year of the whiny, petulant, entitled multi-millionaire in the NFL.

    Will the actual role models of some kind please move to the front?

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    There are plenty of players out there doing great things in their communities on a daily basis. A lot of it is posted on the team social media media pages and websites. The mainstream media largely chooses to ignore many of those stories, mostly because they don’t increase ratings. Hence, wall-to-wall coverage of AB, etc.

  7. The haters can’t take it can they? Bring it it’s title number 7 guys it’s written in stone who’s gonna knock them off Andy Reid? Wahahahahahahahaha Oh that’s funny the worst game manager in the league I’m having a hard time remembering how many times has stuck in my play sheet Andy been to the big one? Oh that’s right just once and how’d that turn out? Oh that’s right he lost, and to who? Oh that’s right Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Wahahahahahahahahaha

  8. Yeah, because either of these franchises matter. Neither have been relevant for decades… “Air Coryell” and “the hogs” were a long, long time ago. With both players missing they will be just a little more below average than normal since the 80’s.

  9. lizzyisnoindian says:
    September 7, 2019 at 10:10 pm
    The haters can’t take it can they? Bring it it’s title number 7 guys it’s written in stone who’s gonna knock them off Andy Reid? Wahahahahahahahaha Oh that’s funny the worst game manager in the league I’m having a hard time remembering how many times has stuck in my play sheet Andy been to the big one? Oh that’s right just once and how’d that turn out? Oh that’s right he lost, and to who? Oh that’s right Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Wahahahahahahahahaha
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    I’m going to fall off my barstool laughing when this blows up in your faces

  10. Well, I mean it’s not like they’ve won SB’s with him. Of course the same could be said for Rivers and all the other great players that’ve been through there. Never mind…

  11. cardscult31 says:
    September 7, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Chargers will roll along just fine without Gordon. Idiot move on his part.

    Running backs like Gordon take an absolute pounding. 5 year rookie deal is one hell of a lot of pounding to take, for pennies on the dollar to his value. If he signs at game 10 he finishes his rookie contract, saves his body and gets to play for 10+ mil a year instead of 5 next year and beyond.

  12. Good for them recognizing their worth and being steadfast. And to the pats fans yammering on about AB…no one cares what your team does except you, the pats fans. As an aside, the last superstar free agent wideout you signed was randy moss, and the giants still ripped your hearts out in sbXLII.

  13. pmlangan says:
    September 7, 2019 at 10:17 pm
    lizzyisnoindian says:
    September 7, 2019 at 10:10 pm
    The haters can’t take it can they? Bring it it’s title number 7 guys it’s written in stone who’s gonna knock them off Andy Reid? Wahahahahahahahaha Oh that’s funny the worst game manager in the league I’m having a hard time remembering how many times has stuck in my play sheet Andy been to the big one? Oh that’s right just once and how’d that turn out? Oh that’s right he lost, and to who? Oh that’s right Bill Belichick and Tom Brady Wahahahahahahahahaha
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    I’m going to fall off my barstool laughing when this blows up in your faces

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    You can trust Belichick will have a plan for when (not going to even try do deny it will) this blows up in our faces. This is an easy plan to form because up to now none of his plans included having Brown anyhow. Yesterday he did nothing more than take a call from Rosenhaus and said “Sure, we will be the career saving vehicle but here are the conditions…” and from there the deal was quick and easy, it was pretty cut and dried obvious what the Patriots could and could not offer so not much dickering room anyhow. And then he went right back to focusing on week 1 and he will not give Brown another moment’s thought until Monday.

  14. slimglynn says:
    September 7, 2019 at 10:24 pm
    I guess the Patriot’s are the exception to adage “Cheaters never win”

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    Nope, they are the proof.

  15. On the Trent Williams holdout- He has said NOTHING publicly, nor has his agent. They’re holding out for reasons we can only guess… I have to commend him on his handling of the situation, it’s been absolutely brilliant. I wish he’d come back, but we really don’t know what his unresolved grievances are, or what the Redskins need to do to get him back in the fold. We THINK we know, based on hearsay, but we’re simply guessing. There’s obviously more to the story, and in general I default to the notion it’s Bruce Allen’s fault. I wish they could get him back with the team, but this is fascinating because Williams has said nothing at all publicly.

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