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Ian Rapoport: Melvin Gordon Trade Market Heating Back Up

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20:  Melvin Gordon III #25 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Melvin Gordon's might get his trade out of Los Angeles after all. The embittered Chargers running back could be dealt just before the trade deadline on Tuesday, according to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport.

Gordon held out for the first four weeks of the 2019 regular season, and ever since his return to the starting lineup in Week 5, he has not looked like the two-time Pro Bowler of years past. In three games, Gordon has rushed for a middling 81 yards on 36 attempts, which could significantly reduce the asking price the Chargers want for him.

Meanwhile, Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson, the duo of backs who replaced Gordon in the early part of the season, have combined for 390 yards rushing, which should give the Chargers a decent replacement if Gordon is shipped out of town.