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Chargers quit Extension Talks with Melvin Gordon

The Los Angeles Chargers have ended contract talks with running back Melvin Gordon.

Gordon has been holding out in hopes of a new contract and the Chargers recently gave him permission to seek a trade from the team.

“When or if Melvin reports, he’ll play this season under his current contract, and we’ll just revisit it after the season,” Tom Telesco said.

Gordon is set to make $5.605 million in 2019 on the fifth-year team option of his rookie deal.

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

Does Gordon deserve to be paid?

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