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Look: Melvin Gordon Appears to Throw Shade at Chargers in Cryptic Instagram Post

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2019

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 22:  Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during the second half of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

It doesn't seem as though Melvin Gordon is ending his holdout any time soon. 

The Los Angeles Chargers running back appeared to indicate his thoughts in an Instagram story Monday, captured by CBS Sports' Will Brinson:

Will Brinson @WillBrinson

Melvin Gordon making it pretty clear what he’s thinking this year. #NoPayNoPlay https://t.co/98G55GtfyI

This comes after Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported Gordon doesn't plan to report to the team in time for Week 1.

He also took to Twitter to address the criticism he's received during the holdout, saying that he sees himself as much better than "average."

F L ⚡️ S H @Melvingordon25

It’s one thing having ppl that never played dissed you and hate on you.... but when it’s another back that do it smh shame on you. Lol y’all try to make me out to be so average !!!... and y’all know I’m not. My peers who actually play the game know where I’m at with it !!! 🤟🏾

The 26-year-old is heading into the final year of his rookie contract but was hoping to get a new deal before the start of the 2019 season. These plans were hindered Sunday when general manager Tom announced that all extension talks will be postponed until after the season, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

With neither side willing to budge, it appears Gordon is a long shot to appear in a Chargers uniform this season.

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