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Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates - #85 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 255 lbs.
Birthday 06/18/1980
Birthplace Detroit, MI
College Kent State
Years played 11

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
49 538 7

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.

New California stadiums unlikely due to budget issues

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 10:41 a.m. ET
The Chargers, Raiders and 49ers all received grim news on Monday, as their hopes of having state money go to new stadiums was dismissed by politicians.

Chargers sign S Sanders

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Chargers signed veteran S Bob Sanders on Thursday night. The Colts cut the injury-plagued Sanders last week.

Chargers sign two, tender 10

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
San Diego will try to keep as many of their free agents as possible by tendering many of their key free agents.

AFC West free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 7 a.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the AFC West.

Smith: No long-term contract for WR Jackson

Posted Feb. 19, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers placed the franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson earlier in the week, GM A.J. Smith said Friday he had no plan to negotiate a long-term contract with Jackson.

AFC West 2010 season-in-review team reports

Posted Feb. 18, 2011 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Matt Cassel had a sparkling 27-7 touchdown-to-interception ratio in directing the Chiefs to a surprising first-place finish in the AFC West.

Chargers promote Wilks

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Chargers head coach Norv Turner promoted Steve Wilks, the team's secondary coach the last two seasons, to assistant head coach/secondary.

Naanee's fate likely sealed in San Diego

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee wasn't exactly on the top of the Chargers' free-agent priority list entering the offseason, but he might have just fallen to the bottom of it after last week's run-in with the law.

Chargers sign RB Summers

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
The Chargers signed RB Frank Summers, who ended his season on the Steelers' practice squad.

Chargers franchise WR Jackson

Posted Feb. 15, 2011 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The Chargers have placed the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on WR Vincent Jackson, likely keeping him in San Diego for another season.

Chargers WR Naanee arrested

Posted Feb. 14, 2011 @ 8:36 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Legedu Naanee was arrested in Indianapolis and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest early Saturday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Super Bowl still looking for first 'true' home team

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Next season's champion will be crowned at Lucas Oil Stadium, and history tells us that the Colts will not be part of Super Bowl XLVI.

Sproles' likely departure could hurt Bolts in many areas

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
While the writing has been on the wall for some time that RB Darren Sproles is very unlikely to be back in San Diego in 2011, we hear the Chargers are going to miss him as more than just a ...

Hali skipping Pro Bowl for personal reasons

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
After being named as a replacement for Steelers OLB James Harrison on Sunday, Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali has already asked out of the Pro Bowl for personal reasons.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Gates caught two passes for 44 yards and one score Sunday in a 27-17 win over the Jets.||||||| Gates has found the end zone two weeks in a row but it may be too little, too late for fantasy owners.
Posted Nov. 02, 2012
Gates finished with three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown in a win against the Chiefs Thursday night.||||||| It was only Gates' second game this season with a touchdown. He scored in six games a year ago. Gates caught a 14-yard yard scoring pass from Philip Rivers on the game's opening drive to snap a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
Gates had six catches for 81 yards and two scores Monday in a 35-24 loss to Denver.||||||| Gates' receptions, yards and TDs were all season highs.
Posted Sept. 23, 2012
Gates also was active for the Chargers against the Atlanta Falcons in a matchup of undefeated teams.||||||| Gates was inactive last week after hurting his ribs in the opener at Oakland.
Posted Sept. 16, 2012
Gates and running back Ryan Mathews are among the San Diego Chargers' inactives for their game against the Tennessee Titans.||||||| Gates has a rib injury.

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