Antonio Gates RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chargers To Re-Sign Antonio Gates

    Pro Football Rumors "Gates will get a two-year deal from the Chargers, according to Adam Schefter of, who tweets that the agreement should allow the veteran tight end to finish his career with the team. 10:53am: In an unsurprising move, the Chargers have agreed to terms on a new deal with longtime tight..." March 09

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    Michael Gehlken @sdutGehlken

    Combine meeting between Chargers, Antonio Gates rep went well, reaffirmed mutual interest for 14th season in SD. Likely only matter of time.

  • Chargers to open talks with Antonio Gates' agent at combine

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The only professional marriage of Antonio Gates' career came in 2003, the Chargers smitten in the basketball talent from Kent State and Gates, an undrafted rookie free agent, head over heels with the opportunity their roster presented. Both were right. What followed was a 13-year partnership..." February 21

  • 'All indications' suggest Antonio Gates not retiring

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Chargers know who will coach their tight ends next season. Who exactly he'll coach remains a murky matter. Former Titans quarterbacks coach John McNulty is set to oversee the Chargers' tight ends, a source said Monday. The group is clouded with more uncertainty than any other position on..." February 02

  • Antonio Gates ready to extend great career

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates is coming back for another season. Oh, the most Gates will outright commit to is that he’s leaning that way. But everything he says indicates the tight end’s Hall of Fame induction will be delayed a year. This revelation is perhaps a silver lining for a franchise slogging..." December 14

  • Did Antonio Gates Threaten To Fight Philip Rivers On The Chargers Sideline?

    Uproxx "The San Diego Chargers had quite a rough day against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Quarterback Philip Rivers wasn’t quite himself, either, and the Chargers have managed to score just a single field goal on the day so far. Some of Rivers’ teammates – especially tight end Antonio Gates – seem to..." November 23

  • Antonio Gates selling Malcom Floyd on '16

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates said he's trying to convince Chargers teammate Malcom Floyd not to allow a recent shoulder injury to end his career. And to hear Gates on Monday, Floyd is starting to waver. "I think he was always etched in stone he was going to retire," Gates said. "But now, I think there's a..." November 17

  • Left knee injury limiting Antonio Gates

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates knows he’s not fooling anyone. The Chargers tight end is not himself out there. On Monday, Gates played his second game since spraining his left MCL. He did not separate versus coverage as he did so consistently before the Oct. 18 knee injury. He caught three of his first eight..." November 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Chargers TE Antonio Gates is going to run in the next 30 minutes for the team to see where he is and make a decision on his status today.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Chargers TE Antonio Gates has a low-grade MCL sprain that, if he cannot play today, he would be expected to play next week, per source.

  • Antonio Gates has MCL sprain; game-time decision

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates has dealt with and played through a number of injuries — toe, foot, ankle, hamstring and rib, among other nicks — over the first 13 years of his NFL career, a badge of toughness and durability earned along the way. He is someone who routinely turns a "questionable" tag into a..." October 24

  • Practice? Chargers feel Gates can overcome

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates ran a post route Sunday that he stopped 12 yards downfield, having found the soft spot in zone coverage between a linebacker and safety. He secured a catch and promptly felt contact, Packers safety Micah Hyde wrapping up the Chargers tight end between the hash marks. The play..." October 23

  • Antonio Gates becomes 2nd tight end ever to catch 100 TD passes

    The Score "San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates caught the 100th and 101st touchdowns of his career during Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gates becomes the second tight end (and ninth player) in NFL history to catch 100 touchdown passes. With 101 TD grabs, Gates now sits seventh..." October 13

  • Chargers add 'Hall of Fame free agent' with return of Antonio Gates

    ESPN "After earning a victory against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday with three missing starters along the offensive line and only two healthy receivers, the San Diego Chargers welcome back one of the team's most reliable playmakers. Veteran tight end Antonio Gates returns to Chargers Park this week..." October 05

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    Michael Gehlken @UTgehlken

    Antonio Gates said he's unsure what triggered failed test, resulted in increased testosterone. "I was in shock." Thought appeal would win.

  • Shannon Sharpe says Antonio Gates 'cheated the game'

    Sporting News "Chargers tight end Antonio Gates said he never “knowingly” ingested the performance-enhancing drugs that landed him a four-game suspension from the NFL, and his quarterback, Phillip Rivers, supported him on local radio. But Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe isn’t quite as convinced. “It..." July 07

  • Rivers hopes PED suspension doesn’t hurt Gates’ reputation

    Pro Football Talk "Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers believes Antonio Gates when he says that his four-game suspension was the result of accidentally taking a banned substance. Rivers says that although he can’t be positive that Gates wouldn’t cheat by taking performance-enhancing drugs, he thinks he knows Gates..." July 07

  • Antonio Gates suspended 4 games after positive PED test

    ESPN "San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances. In a statement, Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but acknowledged he did take supplements this offseason and..." July 02

  • Antonio Gates not thinking retirement, yet

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates ran a pivot route, as he has, and Philip Rivers tossed him a pass, as he does, the sequence to start a seven-on-seven drill Tuesday a reminder water is indeed still wet, the June sky over Murphy Canyon blue. The Chargers had seen enough. They pulled him to keep fresh, as they..." June 17

  • Antonio Gates would like his workload dialed back in 2015 "Prior to the 2014 season, the world looked at the San Diego Chargers' tight end group and declared that an aging Antonio Gates would give way to a younger, athletic Ladarius Green. Per usual, the world was wrong. Instead of stepping aside, Gates caught touchdowns. The tight end, who turns 35..." April 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Antonio Gates needs 29 receiving yards to break Hall-of-Famer Lance Alworth’s Chargers' franchise record for most career receiving yards.

  • Antonio Gates re-joins team

    San Diego Union-Tribune "This offseason was both difficult and deeply personal for Antonio Gates. While the trying period isn't over, he is now back with the team. The Chargers tight end reported to training camp Wednesday. Excused from spring workouts in light of family circumstances, he'll have the chance to..." July 24

  • Chargers Antonio Gates dealing with 'tricky' hamstring injury

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday. The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more. The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to..." November 30

  • Gates felt slighted, so he got ripped

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Antonio Gates is gluten-free and ticked off. The greats have to keep finding new things to stoke the greatness and so Gates grips his incentive in arms forged of a new resolve. “It’s the motivation man” he said when asked what the deal was with his chiseled physique. “… Just hearing people..." August 05