Gordon's agent requests Chargers trade star RB

Riddick: Gordon has no leverage with Chargers (0:51)

Louis Riddick says contract holdouts are all about timing and leverage and Melvin Gordon has neither. (0:51)

Melvin Gordon's agent told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he requested last week that the Los Angeles Chargers trade the running back after the team remained at its initial offer of approximately $10 million per season.

Agent Damarius Bilbo told Anderson that Chargers general manager Tom Telesco told him the Pro Bowl running back is still viewed as family and that Bilbo was not given permission to seek trade partners.

Last year, Bilbo was able to persuade the Miami Dolphins to move his client Jarvis Landry in a trade. Landry received the franchise tag and was then traded to the Cleveland Browns.

Gordon is holding out from training camp as he seeks a new contract. Last week, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Gordon's holdout is expected to be prolonged and threatens to last into the season.

The 26-year-old Gordon is scheduled to be in the final year of his contract, a fifth-year option worth $5.6 million.