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

By Travis Wakeman
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Melvin Gordon /
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. . Houston Texans. . 10.

The Texans are one of the top contenders in the AFC behind the New England Patriots but do they have what it takes to reach the Super Bowl with guys like Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson?

Placing Gordon on the same offense as Deshaun Watson, a guy who many feel is the best quarterback in the league right now could make for some excitement.

The Texans actually rank sixth in the league in rushing, averaging nearly 134 yards per game on the ground. But some of the credit for that goes to Watson, who has gained 242 yards on the ground this season.

The Texans also rank right behind the Bills in terms of available cap space next season, sitting at $88 million. This is another team that could turn around and hand Gordon the kind of deal he is looking for, something the Chargers don’t seem willing to do.

The trouble with the Texans is that they don’t have the greatest assets at this point. The team has already traded away picks in the first, third (originally belonging to Seattle), fourth (a pick that can become a third) and sixth rounds of the 2020 draft.

The Texans have been wheeling and dealing this season which is what makes them a possibility. But is there anything left to obtain? Would the Texans give up next year’s second-round pick for Gordon?