The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ... As Gordon's contract impasse reaches a week, the running back says that teammates and running backs around the league support him. Gordon said he gave some teammates a heads-up that he would threaten to hold out if he didn't get a new deal. "They're all behind me. They all got my back," Gordon told ESPN in a sit-down interview this week. "They all told me, 'You know what -- we don't really speak on contracts -- but you just go and do what's best for your family.' And I'm glad I got that support from them."
Diehards Line: Gordo is entering the final year of his rookie contract -- a fifth-year option worth $5.6 million. However, agent Fletcher Smith told ESPN's Adam Schefter last Thursday that without a new deal, Gordon will not report to training camp and will demand a trade. Gordon had expressed support for Le'Veon Bell's contract holdout last season. He said he is now getting encouragement from other running backs. "A lot of running backs have reached out to me just saying go out and get what you deserve," Gordon said. "A lot. A lot of starters. A lot, a lot of backs." Gordon reiterated what he said Saturday: that he wants to remain a Charger, and he wants fans to know that. "Just because we're going through contract issues right now doesn't mean I want to get traded," he said. "I love being a Charger. I don't want them to feel like I don't want to be there." The Chargers are scheduled to open training camp July 24 in Costa Mesa, California. ... Stay tuned.