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Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson ready to share RB load with Melvin Gordon out - Eric D. Williams
"My mindset is to succeed within my role," Ekeler said. "... There's nothing outside my role that I'm thinking of. Right now my role is to play running back. I'm not special teams right now, so it's just strictly playing running back this game."

Week 1 NFL Best Bets: A number we like on each game - ESPN Betting Insiders (insider
Combined with my expectation that the Colts probably slow the game down, scoring will be at a premium in this Week 1 matchup. My projection is just 42.8, and I was cautious when attributing the potential severity of the cluster injuries for Los Angeles on the offensive line. There are plenty of 45s in the market as well, so as usual shop around for the best possible number -- every half-point matters.

5 potential Chargers prospects to watch in Week 2 - Gavino Borquez
Running back Melvin Gordon remains a mystery, as he continues to holdout due contract disputes. Gordon could return at some point this season, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that he will be a Charger in the 2020 season. If he isn’t going to be on the roster, they could seek out a RB like Etienne.

Chargers: Five best decisions from first depth chart - Tyler Schoon (slide show)
The Chargers have their true initial 53-man roster after moving Derwin James to IR. What are the best decisions the team made with its first depth chart?

The Chargers Don't Need Melvin Gordon to Win the AFC - Brad Gagnon
The organization sure doesn't seem worried. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that the team has granted the disgruntled 26-year-old permission to seek a trade, while Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has informed Gordon and his representatives that contract negotiations will be put on hold until after the 2019 campaign, per The Athletic's Daniel Popper.

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