Chargers, Melvin Gordon's extension talks suspended until after 2019 season


This latest development allows Gordon's camp and Los Angeles to gauge what Gordon would be worth on the trade block and what type of extension other teams would be willing to hand the running back.

Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco announced that the team will cut off contract negotiations with running back Melvin Gordon until the end of the 2019 season, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

Saturday's deadline to finalize 53-man rosters has come and gone, and so has the Los Angeles Chargers' patience with Melvin Gordon. This also comes off the heels of Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network revealing that the team has given Gordon's representatives permission to seek a trade.

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Last season, Gordon missed four games due to an injury that lingered throughout the season.

Gordon desires a contract extension that will compensate him among the top running backs in the league like Todd Gurley, David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell, who earn an average of $13 to $14 million annually.

Gordon is in the past year of his rookie deal and is set to make $5 million this season, making him one of the most criminally underpaid guys in the league. The Chargers have offered a contract that would average around $10 million per year, but the sides have remained at an impasse.