Chargers to talk to Antonio Gates’ agents this week

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When the regular season ended, the Chargers weren’t sure whether tight end Antonio Gates would return to the team for a 16th season.

Gates is set to become a free agent in two weeks and has already said that he plans to continue playing. Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said that the team would take some time before sitting down to talk about the possibility of a return and it appears that window is closing.

Telesco said that he will meet with Gates’ agents this week during the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Telesco said, via Omar Ruiz of NFL Media, that there is “not an easy answer” to the question of whether the team wants him back, citing other moving parts on the roster as things that must be taken into account.

Telesco did say he believes Gates can still play well and he had 10 catches for 127 yards in the final two weeks of the season while starting tight end Hunter Henry was out of action with a lacerated kidney.

14 responses to “Chargers to talk to Antonio Gates’ agents this week

  1. rideforjesus says:
    March 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    come to NE team with the Gronk…win your ring!!!!

    Gates has way too much class, as well as sportsmanship, to go to New England. Maybe he goes to Philly. I hear they won this year.

  2. I didn’t think this was possible, an article about Gates that doesn’t mention his college basketball background. Weird.

  3. Appreciate all that Gates has done for the Chargers, but Henry is the future and could break out this season if given the chance. I’d rather see Gates go to a place like Atlanta where he could make a real difference.

  4. I would love to see the Philadelphia Eagles sign him ….Burton had to leave and Celeck is going to get cut. Come to Philly and get your ring! Fly Eagels Fly on the road to victory!!!

  5. “The whole ‘come to NE and win your ring’ thing needs to be laid to rest. That mighty ship has sailed.”

    Is that because they’ve only been able to win 31% of the last 16 SB’s while being in 50% of them? You see, being in 1/2 of the SBs over a long period of time, does, in fact make it easier to possibly win a ring than being in the SB less than that.

    The chances are higher that NE will be in the SB next year more so than any other team at this point, and that isn’t coming from a Pats fan, it’s coming from Vegas. If you don’t like it, take it up with them.

  6. reddzen says:
    March 1, 2018 at 12:28 pm
    rideforjesus says:
    March 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm
    come to NE team with the Gronk…win your ring!!!!


    Gates has way too much class, as well as sportsmanship, to go to New England. Maybe he goes to Philly. I hear they won this year.

    —————
    Chances of winning still sit in NE. They remain the team that does it most often and can sustain the top contender status.

    And beating your team like a rug was not poor sportsmanship, it was just beating your team like a rug. Oh wait, no it wasnt. A different team beat your team like a rug. NE never even got the chance.

  7. Dude is old and broken down and was old and broken down 3 years ago. This is akin to Kobe Bryant’s garbage last season.

    No need to parade around a first ballot hall of famer who is a complete hasbeen at this point in his career.

  8. The Pats have been to 3 out of the last 4 SBowls and won 2. Yet, Pats fans that have pointed out their glorious record get their factual posts thumbed down. The pettyness and jealousy of haters are an unceasing source of delight for this Pat’s fan. Cry me a river.

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