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Austin Ekeler

#1 RB,


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373 FPTS



305 FPTS



28 yrs


5'10'' / 200 lbs


Western Colorado

Austin Ekeler Not at voluntary workouts

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-15 11:51:03

Ekeler isn't present Monday for voluntary offseason workouts, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

This was expected, with no progress reported since Ekeler requested and received permission in March to seek a trade. He wants an extension as he heads into the final season of a four-year contract that he's easily outplayed, and his trade request seems to be an acknowledgement that the Chargers are unlikely to give him the deal he wants. There's a possible holdout brewing with the first mandatory team activities only a few weeks away, though it's still possible the team changes its mind on contract terms or finds a trade partner willing to give up a lot for Ekeler. The Chargers don't have much else in their backfield, with returning reserves Joshua Kelley, Isaiah Spiller and Larry Rountree thus far joined by only a pair of undrafted rookies (Elijah Dotson and Tyler Hoosman).

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