Chargers’ Melvin Gordon begins training camp holdout

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, who is scheduled to earn $5.6 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract, was a no-show as training camp opened Wednesday, and the team placed him on the reserve/did not report list.

Gordon, a two-time Pro Bowler, has gained more than 1,200 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 or more touchdowns in three straight seasons. His agent informed the team earlier this month that Gordon would hold out unless he got a contract extension. ,

“I can see his thought process but he’s not here,” general manager Tom Telesco said. “I’m not naive. I know we are better with Melvin but we have a strong running back group.”

Grand entrance: Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey, a two-tie All-Pro who is entering the final year of his $23.3 million rookie contract, arrived at training camp in armored truck in a performance that served as the start of a push for a new contract.

The Jaguars exercised the fifth-year option in Ramsey’s deal, meaning he is tied to the club for $13.7 million in 2020.

“It’s time to get this money, money,” the driver said into a megaphone as Ramsey exited the vehicle.

Suspended: Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan, a three-time Pro Bowler, said the NFL has suspended him for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancers.

Lewan announced his suspension in a video he posted to social media, saying the NFL said he had tested positive for ostarine.

Briefly: The Green Bay Packers released former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels, 30. He was due to make $8.5 million this season. … The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, who started 28 games for the 49ers over the past two seasons.

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