ESPN's Jeremy Fowler's source says, "This is not a Le'Veon Bell situation," the source said. "He still wants to be a Charger. But he's got to protect himself."
Melvin Gordon reportedly will play at some point this season, but there is still no exact timetable for his return. He needs to report by Week 10 in order to accrue a year toward free agency, but he could report earlier than that. Ian Rappoport reported earlier that the window between Week 6 and 8 was the likeliest time for Gordon's return. Austin Ekeler will continue to be a strong fantasy play until Gordon returns.