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Chargers’ Austin Ekeler Requests Trade



Austin Ekeler

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has requested permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade after preliminary talks with the Chargers regarding a contract extension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Ekeler, 27, is entering the final season of a four-year, $24.5 million contract and is scheduled to earn $6.25 million, and is a pivotal part of the Chargers offense, leading the league with 18 touchdowns last season.

Ekeler rushed for 915 yards on 204 carries and caught 107 passes for 722 yards and also led the league with 822 yards after the catch.

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