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Melvin Gordon wants James White to pass message on to Bill Belichick

Melvin Gordon wants James White to pass message on to Bill Belichick

James White isn't one of the New England Patriots' outspoken players. He typically lets his play do the talking.

As for his former Wisconsin Badgers teammate and current Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, he does a little bit of both.

White posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday with a caption that may or may not allude to his current contract situation. The 27-year-old is set to make $4 million with the Patriots in 2020, then he'll become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

"Don’t keep count, just keep gettin it 🤐," White wrote.

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Don’t keep count, just keep gettin it 🤐

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Gordon commented on White's post with a message to pass on to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

“Tell bill get that bread right 😂,” Gordon wrote.

Maybe Gordon simply wants to see his ex-teammate get paid. Or, maybe he's looking to get the Patriots to open the checkbook for him when he hits free agency along with White in 2020.

The latter is probably a reach. But it wouldn't be the offseason if we didn't speculate about every little detail.

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NFL Trade Deadline: Several trades we wish had happened

NFL Trade Deadline: Several trades we wish had happened

The NFL trade deadline has passed, and this was a step in the right direction for a league that's getting more and more active trade-wise. But still, there were only two trades on deadline day: Aqib Talib to the Dolphins and Leonard Williams to the Giants.

Sure, there were a bunch of players traded leading up the deadline, including Mohamed Sanu, Emmanuel Sanders, Jalen Ramsey, and Marcus Peters, but Tuesday? It was more dudline than deadline.

That said, the league could have been a hell of a lot more exciting with these moves. 

Philip Rivers to the Bills

Or really any quarterback to the Bills, for that matter. Buffalo is one of the teams that's a player or two away from being a serious contender, but when that player is a quarterback, you might as well be 10 players away. Imagine Philip Rivers in the AFC East for a couple of months, and the defensively stout Bills suddenly having an offense. 

O.J. Howard to the Patriots

The Bucs' handling of their 2017 first-round pick has been confusing. They've used him primarily as a blocker, killing his trade stock. Then, when approached by teams that would actually like to throw Howard the ball, Tampa's price was sky-high. Sure, it hurts PR-wise to sell low, but if you don't think the guy fits with your offense, what other choice do you have? Something tells me the Patriots would have found a better use for him. 

A kicker to the Patriots

The Super Bowl favorites spent deadline day swapping out kickers from the trash heap. NFL teams generally don't trade kickers, but if they did the Patriots might have a quality one. 

Melvin Gordon to the Lions

The Lions were a pleasant surprise after their 2-0-1 start, but they're just 1-3 since. They also have a doozy upcoming schedule, so if Matt Patricia wants to push for the playoffs in his second year he could use an upgrade to a backfield that lost Kerryon Johnson to IR. In case you've missed it, the Chargers are a disaster this season and Gordon hasn't exactly helped them since returning from his holdout. 

Any quarterback to the Bears

Apply everything I wrote earlier about the Bills to the Bears. 

Larry Fitzgerald to the Ravens

The Ravens had barely any cap space after trying for Marcus Peters, so they would have had to do more than just give Willie Snead a new contract. Say they figured it out, though. Lamar Jackson would have another weapon and the 36-year-old Fitzgerald would be able to take another crack at a title run late in his career. 

Jamal Adams to the Cowboys

This one was rumored leading up to the trade deadline. I don't really care about the Cowboys getting a really good safety; I just like seeing first-round picks traded, and if such a deal went down, two AFC East teams would have multiple first-round picks in 2020. Potential competition!

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Patriots' James White continues to support Melvin Gordon amid holdout

Patriots' James White continues to support Melvin Gordon amid holdout

Melvin Gordon and the Los Angeles Chargers remain locked in a stalemate.

But at least one New England Patriots player is strongly on Gordon's side.

Patriots running back James White, who shared Wisconsin's backfield with Gordon for three seasons from 2011 to 2013, tweeted his support for his former college teammate Monday night.

Gordon seemingly is upset with the criticism he's facing as he continues his holdout while seeking a new contract from the Chargers. Los Angeles doesn't sound like it's budging, though: General manager Tom Telesco said Sunday that Gordon must either report under his current contract or wait until the end of the regular season to negotiate with the Chargers.

Gordon responded by following several NFL teams on social media to stir speculation of a trade. The Patriots weren't one of them, but the Pro Bowl running back always will have a supporter in White, who often retweets and mentions Gordon on social media.

And just for the record: New England reportedly showed interest in LeSean McCoy before the running back signed with the Chiefs, so if it were to drop a line to Gordon amid his holdout, we're sure White wouldn't oppose.

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