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Chargers TE Antonio Gates Announces His Retirement

From the hardwood courts of playing basketball at Kent State, to the gridiron on Sunday, not many did it better than Chargers tight end Antonio Gates. The legendary player called it a career on Tuesday, announcing his retirement from the game. Gates never played a down of collegiate football, but that did not stop him […]

No Recent Contact Between the Chargers and TE Antonio Gates

With each passing week, the chances of tight end Antonio Gates re-signing with the Chargers appear increasingly slim, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. General Manager Tom Telesco said Monday that the team has not been in recent contact with Gates, an unrestricted free agent who is less than two months away […]

Chargers Not Sure About the Future of Tight End Antonio Gates

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said Thursday that he is uncertain about veteran tight end Antonio Gates‘ future with the team according to Charean Williams of Pro Football “We’ll probably let some time go a little bit after the season I’ll sit down with Antonio and just kind of talk to him and see […]

Chargers to Meet with Antonio Gates’ Agent Next Week About New Deal

The Chargers plan to meet with Antonio Gates‘ agent, Tom Condon, in Indianapolis next week at the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss a new deal, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego reports. Gates is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent March 9th. This is where Gates wants to be. He was reminded of that […]

HOF TE Shannon Sharpe Says Antonio Gates “Cheated the Game”

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates claims he never “knowingly ingested” the banned substance that led to his four-game suspension for PEDs and he blames a supplement with an incomplete list of ingredients for the drug test results. Many NFL figures including his quarterback Philip Rivers are accepting that explanation but Hall-of-Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe […]

Rivers Doesn’t Think Suspended TE Gates Used PED’s

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers doesn’t think that his suspended tight end Antonio Gates intentionally used PEDs, Conor Orr of reports. “I feel like our relationship is such that if it was intentional, he would say, ‘I messed up,” Rivers said on the The Mighty 1090 Monday. “I’ve been doing this, I made a mistake, […]

Gates Says Rivers Has Been ‘Toughing Out’ a Severe Rib Injury

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers gave onlookers a couple held-breath moments in the second half, one when his left leg got rolled up on and another when hit to the mid-section on a third-down sack. Following a 13-6 win over the Raiders, tight end Antonio Gates told a group of reporters that rib pain for Rivers […]

Chargers Slam Jets 31-0 To Move To 4-1

Everything that could have went right did for the Bolts on Sunday, as a dominating defense combined with solid play from Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and rookie back Branden Oliver for a rather easy 31-0 win over the awful New York Jets. Rivers and Gates got off to a quick start, as the Chargers QB […]