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Barnwell: Why the Chargers shouldn't extend Melvin Gordon's contract

The following text is excerpted from Barnwell's story in February on what all 16 AFC teams should do this offseason. With the agent of Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon telling ESPN that Gordon will not report to training camp and will demand a trade unless he gets a contract extension, we're bringing it back:

Don't sign Melvin Gordon to an extension

The running back is entering the fifth-year option of his rookie deal at $5.6 million. Gordon has been an asset to fantasy teams, scoring 38 touchdowns over the past three seasons.