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Report: Eagles offered to trade Jordan Howard, draft pick for Melvin Gordon

The Los Angeles Chargers have given Melvin Gordon permission to seek a trade in advance of the regular season, and one team that reportedly has some interest is the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Chargers turned down an offer from the Eagles that would have sent running back Jordan Howard and a mid-round draft pick to LA in exchange for Gordon, Albert Breer of The MMQB reports.

Reports have indicated the Chargers want a first-round pick in addition to another draft pick for Gordon, so it makes sense that they turned Philly’s offer down. They may have trouble getting that much, however, as Gordon has a history of knee issues and has just one year remaining on his contract.

The Chargers recently gave Gordon an ultimatum with his contract, but he still seems intent on not showing up without a new deal. It’s possible they could drop their asking price and move on from them if they don’t want to sign him long-term.

Gordon rushed for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns last season in just 12 games. Health has been an issue for him at times, which is a big reason why he has just one 1,000-yard rushing season in his four-year NFL career.

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