What the Chargers Need in the 2017 NFL Draft: Tight End

Hunter Henry looks like the next great tight end, but what is there behind him and Antonio Gates? Let’s start reviewing the Los Angeles Chargers position by position and figure out what they need to be looking for in the 2017 NFL Draft. Up today, the tight ends. The starters: Hunter Henry, Antonio Gates The backups: Sean McGrath, Jake McGee, Asante Cleveland, Jeff Cumberland...
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Antonio Brown tweets out old negative scouting report after signing mega-deal

Antonio Brown is now the highest-paid receiver in the NFL after inking a huge four-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he still has a huge chip on his shoulder.A former sixth-round pick out of Central Michigan, Brown has been fighting against big odds on his way to the top since before he was drafted. This is something he clearly hasn’t let himself forget, as shortly...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates leaning toward coming back next season

Antonio Gates doesn’t sound like he’s ready to retire. The San Diego Chargers tight end told reporters Wednesday that he is leaning toward coming back next season. Antonio Gates reiterates his retirement intentions: "This is not the way I expected to be done. I'm definitely leaning toward coming back." — Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) December 28, 2016 Gates will wrap...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Chargers TE Antonio Gates expected to play in 2017

It might seem as though Antonio Gates is a natural candidate for retirement. But the San Diego Chargers tight end is not eager to make the 2016 season his final NFL memory. Antonio Gates reiterates his retirement intentions: "This is not the way I expected to be done. I'm definitely leaning toward coming back." — Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) December 28, 2016 From both a...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates tells Joey Bosa to man up, solve his contract dispute

Joey Bosa is the only rookie from the 2016 NFL Draft class who has not yet signed a contract, and he’s certainly a high profile holdout. Now, other teammates are chiming in on the situation, and one who can certainly relate to Bosa’s struggles is Antonio Gates, who had a high profile holdout of his own 11 years ago. Gates talked to the San Diego Union-Tribune about Bosa’s...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Gates signs two-year deal to finish career with Chargers

Originally an unsigned free agent back in 2003, tight end Antonio Gates has evolved into the San Diego Chargers’ all-time leading receiver. Gates will now have a couple of more years to add to the 10,644 yards he has already recorded. He and the Chargers have agreed to a two-year deal that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season. Antonio Gates Returns!We've agreed...
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March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Antonio Gates battles wind to make juggling catch

There have been some swirling winds in Kansas City affecting the game between the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs. One thing they haven’t been able to affect, however, is San Diego’s Antonio Gates’ skills. The tight end was able to hold on to the ball despite bobbling and juggling it up in the air. Check out this amazing feat. Swirling winds in Kansas City? ...
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December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates catches 100th career TD pass against Steelers

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates probably could have been a successful basketball player, but elected to try his hand at the NFL instead. The Chargers took a flyer on him back in 2003 when he was an undrafted free agent, and the rest is history. Gates was a pioneer of sorts, as he was one of the first dynamic, pass-catching tight ends to alter how the position would be...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Antonio Gates catches 100th career TD pass

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates put himself in rare air with this TD catch…. History made. With this catch, @AntonioGates85 joins @TonyGonzalez88 as the only TEs with 100 TD grabs. #MNF — NFL (@NFL) October 13, 2015
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates feels ‘rebooted’ after serving suspension

San Diego Chargers get veteran tight end Antonio Gates back after he spent the last four weeks serving his NFL-mandated suspension for violating the substance abuse policy after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking about his return, Gates shared his mindset. “Frank (Reich) had a term about rebooting, and that’s kind of basically what I’ve done,...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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