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Chargers RB Austin Ekeler is on pace to become the 4th RB with 1,000 receiving yards in a season in the modern era of the NFL. He's gone 128 targets without a drop. Reliable, explosive and a game-changer.

Austin Ekeler is the 2nd player in Chargers history with 100 rush yards and 100 receiving yards in the same game. Ekeler joins Lionel James on Sept. 22, 1985 at the Bengals.

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Austin Ekeler and Philip Rivers lead scoring barrage in Chargers' win over Jaguars

WATCH: Chargers' Austin Ekeler, former Eaton and Western State star, scores 30-yd TD vs. Broncos #LACvsDEN 

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Chargers HC Anthony Lynn on Melvin Gordon's role: "He's our starter. No doubt. He was our starter for a reason... as soon as Melvin's ready, he'll go back. He'll go back to number one." Lynn did praise Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson's work and says they'll have a role still.

Austin Ekeler, who had 18 total touches for 154 yards and 3 TD today, will make $645,000 all season from the Chargers. Melvin Gordon will forfeit $329,705 for each game that he sits out this season.

Austin Ekeler is the 1st Chargers player with 150 yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns in a season opener. He is 4th player in the last 10 seasons with 150 scrimmage yds and 3 TD in a season opener, joining Tyreek Hill (2018), Kareem Hunt (2017) and Arian Foster (2010).

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While the two sides exchanged proposals in recent days, there is mounting pessimism Chargers’ holdout Melvin Gordon will be reporting anytime soon and his holdout threatens to go into the regular season, per sources. Time to rely on Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Detrez Newsome.

Chargers believe there’s a legitimate chance that three key injured players - WR Keenan Allen (hip), RBs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck) - all will be ready for Saturday night’s game vs. Ravens, per source.

After recently dealing with stingers, Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler aggravated the injury today and will require further testing, per source. With a game Thursday night vs. Chiefs, the short week will make it tough for Ekeler to be ready.

So to recap for Thursday night: Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler is out. Chiefs’ RB Spencer Ware is doubtful. Chargers’ RB Melvin Gordon is questionable.

The Chargers are not optimistic that running backs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (neck, concussion) will be ready for Thursday's huge AFC West matchup at Kansas City, HC Anthony Lynn told me. Rookie RBs Justin Jackson and Detrez Newsome likely to be the spot

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