Fowler's source drew a distinction between Gordon's holdout and Le'Veon Bell's last season. "Not a Le'Veon Bell situation," source said. "He still wants to be a Charger." Fowler intimated that a return midseason or by early November, at the latest, is the most likely scenario. In order for his contract not to toll, allowing him to be an unrestricted free agent in March, Gordon must report 30 days before the end of the regular season, which translates to Week 13 as the Chargers prepare for a Dec. 1 game at Denver. In the meantime, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson will continue to man the backfield.
Chargers' Melvin Gordon: Planning to play in 2019
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