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Los Angeles Chargers: 3 teams that could still be interested in trading for Melvin Gordon

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY – SEPTEMBER 16: Melvin Gordon #28 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on September 16, 2018, in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

16. . . . Buffalo Bills.

The Bills sit at 5-2 and while they almost certainly won’t win the AFC East, they are firmly entrenched in the playoff race. If they make the playoffs, they would do so for the second time in three seasons and that is something the team hasn’t been able to achieve since the Jim Kelly days.

One area where the team could certainly improve is the running game. The best friend of a young quarterback such as Josh Allen is a strong running game, but when your lead back is 36-year old Frank Gore, that might be a bit tough.

Devin Singletary is a solid young piece, but he has had issues with staying on the field and is not ready to be lead a backfield at this stage in his career. But adding Gordon to the power rushing attack that the team would like to employ could work wonders.

A three-pronged attack of Gordon as the lead back, Singletary as the young slasher and Gore as perhaps the short-yardage and goal-line guy could be quite formidable.

But here’s why the Bills make complete sense. According to Spotrac, only two teams (Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts) have more available cap space than the Bills heading into the 2020 season.

The Bills have nearly $90 million to spend and while some of that will need to go to their own free agents, the team could afford the kind of extension that Gordon will be looking for. A team could trade for Gordon to just be a short-term rental, but if a team gives up precious assets, it will most likely be because they intend for Gordon to be part of its long-term future.

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