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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler reportedly granted permission to seek trade amid contract extension talks

Mar 14, 2023

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler was reportedly in search of a new contract or a new team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter Monday. Tuesday, it appears Ekeler will be begin to search a new team.

The Chargers have reportedly granted the 27-year-old permission to seek a trade after failure to make progress for a new contract, according Ekeler's agent, Cameron Weiss, via Schefter.

Weiss previously told Schefter that Ekeler requested permission to speak to other teams after contract extension negotiations with the Chargers stalled.

Ekeler signed a four-year, $24.5 million deal in 2020 and will enter the final year of that contract with only a $7.75 million salary cap hit. He has scored 38 combined touchdowns the past two seasons, which leads the NFL among skill position players. He has finished the past two seasons with at least 900 rushing yards and at least 12 rushing touchdowns.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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