Former Badgers RB Gordon to demand trade if not given new contract

Former Badgers star running back Melvin Gordon has told the Chargers that if they do not give him a new contract, he will skip training camp and demand a trade, according to his agent.

Gordon is currently in the final year of a contract that will pay him $5.6 million this season.

Gordon missed four games last year with an injury but tallied 885 rushing yards and scored 14 total touchdowns.

NFL Network is reporting that the two sides have been negotiating and the Chargers wish to retain Gordon long-term.

Since 2016, Gordon is a top-3 running back in touches, yards from scrimmage and touchdowns.

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