NFL Update: Chargers' Ekeler has new role, Rams WR duo Woods, Kupp adapt


Last updated 8/11/2020 at 10:29am

Los Angles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) looks to avoid a tackle by Minnesota Vikings inside linebacker Eric Wilson (50) during the game. Village News/AC Sports

Chargers' Ekeler has new role but maintains same mindset

COSTA MESA (AP) - Austin Ekeler has a new role and different training camp this year.

However, the Los Angeles Chargers running back is still trying to maintain the same approach.

Ekeler is the Chargers lead back after a breakout 2019 season and Melvin Gordon's departure to Denver. Ekeler knows there is an increased spotlight on him this year, but he thinks that will be the only major difference.

"Now I am the starting running back but that doesn't mean my game is going to change," he said on Monday. "There is more of a spotlight on...

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