NFL training camp tracker: Chargers, Melvin Gordon $2M-$3M apart in contract negotiations

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Chargers, Melvin Gordon $2 million-$3 million apart

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reports that the difference between what the Chargers’ offer could be and what RB Melvin Gordon is seeking is around $2 million to $3 million.

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Gordon is sitting out of training camp, hoping for a new deal or a trade if one can’t be completed.

Cardinals release 2016 1st-round pick Robert Nkemdiche

One day after coach Kliff Kingsbury called DL Robert Nkemdiche “not in shape,” the Cardinals released 2016 1st-round pick.

Robert Griffin III reportedly fractures thumb

Ravens backup QB Robert Griffin III reportedly fractured his thumb after hitting his hand against a teammate’s helmet during practice on Saturday.

Griffin declined comment on the injury, referring to the team to make an official injury designation. He is the primary backup behind Lamar Jackson, with rookie Trace McSorley, who could be used as a jack-of-all-trades, the only other quarterback on the roster.

Cowboys aren’t worried about contracts

QB Dak Prescott and WR Amari Cooper aren’t letting looming contract decisions affect their football focus.

On Friday, owner Jerry Jones joked about head coach Jason Garrett’s job security while sitting next to his head coach. Guess it’s a trickle-down deal in Dallas.

Bengals star A.J. Green carted off with ankle injury

Coming off a season shortened by a toe injury, top Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green went down during Saturday’s practice while running a route. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Tyler Dragon reported the seven-time Pro Bowler suffered a left ankle injury.

A frustrated Green left the field on a cart, and was later seen leaving the facility on crutches.

Coach Zac Taylor sounded a cautiously optimistic tone, telling reporters, “You don’t want to assume anything, but I think we’re going to be OK.”

The initial diagnosis is a sprained ankle, but Green will undergo an MRI to confirm.

Leonard Fournette turns page on disappointing season

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette said that a disappointing 2018-19 season “kind of humbled a lot of us in some ways.”

Patriots may have an ‘odds on’ favorite to start at tight end

It’s going to be a tall task to replace all-time physical freak Rob Gronkowski in the New England Patriots offense, but an early candidate is emerging. MassLive’s Andrew Callahan reports that Matt LaCosse is already making some “Gronk-like” grabs early on in camp.

The 26-year-old caught 24 passes for 250 yards last year as a member of the Denver Broncos, and is reportedly running with the first team Patriots.

Giants could lose Golden Tate to 4-game suspension

The New York Giants receiving unit can’t catch a break. New addition Golden Tate is reportedly facing a 4-game suspension for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance policy.

Tate plans to appeal, and released a statement explaining his case. The Giants have already lost receivers Sterling Shepard and Corey Coleman to injuries in camp.

Melvin Gordon runs during a game against the Ravens at StubHub Center on Dec. 22, 2018. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Melvin Gordon runs during a game against the Ravens at StubHub Center on Dec. 22, 2018. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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