FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Gates FantasySP / NFL / Antonio Gates Copyright 2019 5414384 <![CDATA[Chargers | GM open to Antonio Gates continuing in 2019]]> Antonio Gates may only come back as the team's third tight end behind starter Hunter Henry and blocker Virgil Green, but general manager Tom Telesco indicated in the recent interview that he believes he will welcome back Gates for another season.]]> 5414384 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:03:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Chargers GM Tom Telesco suggested he'd be open to bringing back]]> Antonio Gates in 2019. The Chargers planned to move on from Gates last season but wound up re-signing him after Hunter Henry tore his ACL at OTAs. [...]]]> 5414280 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:36:12 EDT <![CDATA[Chargers leave door open for Antonio Gates’ return]]> Antonio Gates this week about the tight end’s future. Gates already has said he hopes to keep playing for the team. The Chargers appear more open to that possibility than they were at this time last season. The Chargers bid farewell to Gates in the 2018 offseason only to bring him [more]]]> 5414247 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:57:01 EDT <![CDATA[Antonio Gates said he wants to play in 2019.]]> Antonio Gates said he wants to play in 2019. "I just don't see myself walking away with this taste," Gates said after the Chargers' loss to the Patriots on Sunday. [...]]]> 5411405 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:45:10 EDT <![CDATA[Jason Kelce: No decisions about playing next season]]> Antonio Gates was clear that he wants to play in 2019, but Eagles center Jason Kelce offered a different response. Kelce said he [more]]]> 5411343 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 8:21:01 EDT <![CDATA[Antonio Gates, 38, says he would like to return to Chargers next season]]> Antonio Gates’ future beyond this: He wants to keep playing. The veteran tight end made it clear after Sunday’s 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots that he would like to play another NFL season, and he’d like it to be with the Chargers. “I don’t know if I want...]]> 5411219 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:30:01 EDT San Diego Union Tribune <![CDATA[Chargers | Antonio Gates open to 2019 return]]> Antonio Gates said he wants to return in 2019 if the Chargers will have him back.]]> 5411215 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:27:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Due to Patriots and another L, old Chargers Rivers and Gates are running out of time]]> Antonio Gates, who’d seen countless football avalanches in his 16 NFL years, and I’m like, ‘What is going on?’ ” The Patriots buried the Chargers with 35 points in the first half of the...]]> 5411191 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 21:48:01 EDT San Diego Union Tribune <![CDATA[Antonio Gates pulled in five-of-eight targets for 41 yards and]]> Antonio Gates pulled in five-of-eight targets for 41 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Chargers’ Divisional Round loss to the Patriots. He out-snapped Hunter Henry 42-14. [...]]]> 5411058 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:51:13 EDT <![CDATA[Antonio Gates would like to keep playing for Chargers]]> Antonio Gates caught a touchdown in the final minute of Sunday’s loss to the Patriots that didn’t lessen the thumping that his team took, but could have made for a nice final moment for a long career. This was Gates’ 16th season with the Chargers and the door for his return only [more]]]> 5411028 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 18:21:02 EDT <![CDATA[Catches TD in likely swan song]]> Gates caught five of eight targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 41-28 Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

Gates and quarterback Philip Rivers combined for one last hurrah in the final minute, connecting on an eight-yard touchdown with 59 seconds remaining. The 38-year-old tight end came out of retirement to play one more campaign after Hunter Henry tore his ACL in the offseason, but this was almost certainly the last game of Gates' illustrious career. He chipped in 28 catches for 333 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season, bringing his career totals to 11,841 yards and 116 touchdowns on 955 catches. Expect to see Gates' name at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day.

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<![CDATA[Chargers | Antonio Gates scores in playoff game]]> Antonio Gates registered five receptions for 41 yards with a touchdown on eight targets in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss Sunday, Jan. 13.]]> 5410961 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 17:33:01 EDT footballguys <![CDATA[Chargers' season ends with playoff pounding by Patriots]]> Philip Rivers jogged off the field at halftime Sunday, the deficit was 28 points. Antonio Gates followed Rivers into the visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium. You wonder what they were thinking, these two longtime former San Diego teammates who are pushing 40. Wait ’til next career? Wait...]]> 5410911 Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:54:01 EDT San Diego Union Tribune <![CDATA[Rob Gronkowski admits studying Antonio Gates could help him age gracefully]]> Rob Gronkowski has long been a physical marvel: enormous, fast, strong. In some ways, his physicality has faded in 2018, whether it’s a permanent decline or it’s related to some of the injuries he’s nursed.

Age could be catching up with the 29-year-old tight end, who takes enough big hits in a single game to leave a common man lamed indefinitely. If his physical decline continues and he intends to play in the coming years, he may need to adapt the way he plays.

That’s why one of his opponents in the upcoming game could be important to Gronkowski’s career arc. Much like Tom Brady has been an anomaly, playing like one of the best quarterbacks at 41 years old, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has done something similar at 38. Gates’ adjustments might be key in helping Gronk establish some longevity in his career. Gronk told Patriots Wire that he thought Gates could be a good person to contact at some point during the offseason, but that he hadn’t studied or reached out to Gates in figuring how the tight end has lasted so long]]> 5408830 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:18:01 EDT Patriots Wire
<![CDATA[Rivers sheared The Beard; Belichick lauds fast Gus bus; Gates & refs review]]> Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, a former San Diego teammate of theirs and the current Super Bowl tournament: It was fun to watch friends and former San Diego teammates Eric Weddle duel in recent weeks. Weddle had the better game in Carson, making several good mental and physical plays...]]> 5407787 Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:00:02 EDT San Diego Union Tribune