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Report: Former Badger Melvin Gordon to hold out of Chargers training camp

According to ESPN, former Badgers and now Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon will hold out of training camp, as he enters the final year of his NFL contract.

According to the report, if no new deal is forthcoming from the Chargers, Gordon would like to be traded.

Gordon has been voted to two Pro Bowls. In 2018, the former Badger rushed for an average of 5.1 yards per carry and scored 14 touchdowns.

Last month, Gordon was in Madison to hold a youth football camp with another former Wisconsin running back, James White, of the New England Patriots.  When WKOW asked him about his contract situation he said:

“You want to get what you’re worth,” said Gordon last month. “Obviously [the Chargers] have a lot going on and they’re trying to do what’s best for the team. There’s a lot of ins and outs. Obviously it’s a business so you’ve got to come to some point and agree at some point. So we’ll get it done but that’s the tough part of [the NFL].”

The Chargers are set to begin training camp Thursday, July 25th.

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