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 my name, but the offense is a similar dynamic." Ekeler showed last year that he could be one of the AFC's top dual-purpose backs. He was fourth in the conference with 1,550 yards from scrimmage as
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