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Los Angeles Chargers: 3 most interesting positions to keep an eye on

By Travis Wakeman
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Justin Jackson #32 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after rushing for an 18 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Justin Jackson #32 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after rushing for an 18 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /
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Running back

Two weeks ago, this position would not have made this list, but Gordon’s decision to ask for more money and demand a trade if he didn’t get it, change things. That decision didn’t just change things for the running backs, it changed things for the entire outlook of the team.

Gordon is a tremendous running back, but he shouldn’t (and probably won’t) get what he is asking for.

For now, the Chargers are moving on without Gordon, who is also not reporting to camp. It’s likely that the two sides will come to some sort of agreement where they will meet in the middle, but how long before that happens is the question.

The Chargers have Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler who are bound to make the team, but beyond that, there are a few players fighting for roster spots.

Detrez Newsome was part of the squad last year. He made the most of his chances and is a guy no one should sleep on.

Though he played at Old Dominion, a football team a good portion of NFL fans have likely never seen play, undrafted rookie Jeremy Cox looks like he could be a huge surprise.

The Chargers also have Troymaine Pope and Derrick Gore, a player they just signed earlier in the week.

Regardless of whether or not Gordon is in the lineup, the Chargers are making sure they have enough firepower in the backfield one way or another. That’s not to say that the team is better with these players than it is with Gordon, but it’s a situation the Chargers can’t allow to derail their title hopes.

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