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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

Gates finds the positives in being locked out

Posted July 08, 2011 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who ended last season on injured reserve, has found some benefits to being locked out.

Raiders likely to let Gradkowski test free agency

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 2:25 a.m. ET
In part because of his inability to stay healthy, Oakland is expected to allow backup QB Bruce Gradkowski to enter the free-agent market in the offseason, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chargers place Gates on I.R.

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates has been placed on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending the season for the Pro Bowl TE.

Gates to take long-term approach with foot problem

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
Antonio Gates has missed four of the Chargers' past six games because of his torn plantar fascia and is likely to miss another contest this coming Sunday.

Drop-off in play of Chiefs LB Johnson

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Since he signed a contract extension in early November, Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson has had a noticeable decline in production, according to AFC West Whispers.

Gates, Floyd both out for Chargers

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
Needing a win to keep pace with the Chiefs in the AFC West, the Chargers will be without star TE Antonio Gates and WR Malcom Floyd tonight vs. the 49ers, according to NFL Network reporter Kara Henderson.

Report: Chargers TE Gates not expected to play Thursday

Posted Dec. 15, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who is still suffering from a torn plantar fascia, is not expected to play on Thursday against the 49ers, according to NFL.com.

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
At this stage of the season, fantasy owners must factor the weather into their lineup decisions, such as in the Patriots-Bears game Sunday in wintry Chicago, writes Pat Fitzmaurice.

Gates, Mathews both inactive for Chargers

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
The Chargers will be without some of their top playmakers for tonight's clash with AFC West rival Denver.

Chargers TE Gates could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 04, 2010 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Chargers TE Antonio Gates popped the plantar fascia in his right foot. Combined with the toe and ankle injuries he has in his left leg, his status for Sunday's game vs. the Texans is not looking good.

Without much help, Rivers putting Bolts on his back

Posted Nov. 01, 2010 @ 5:35 p.m. ET
Despite playing with a cast of reserve receivers, Chargers QB Philip Rivers is on a record-setting pace.

Chargers beat Titans for eighth consecutive time

Posted Oct. 31, 2010 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates got behind linebacker Will Witherspoon to haul in a go-ahead, 48-yard pass from Philip Rivers midway through the third quarter to help the San Diego Chargers rally for a 33-25 win Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, who lost ...

Patriots RB Taylor, S Page out for Sunday; Chargers TE Gates questionable

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots have ruled out RB Fred Taylor (toe) and S Jarrad Page (calf) for Sunday's game against the Chargers. CB Kyle Arrington is questionable with a groin injury. Chargers TE Antonio Gates (toe) is also questionable.

Report: Chargers don't expect WR Floyd, PK Kaeding to play Sunday vs. Pats

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
The Chargers likely will be without WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and PK Nate Kaeding (groin) for Sunday's Week Seven game against the Patriots.

Chargers TE Gates injures ankle

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
Adding insult to injury following a loss to the Rams, Chargers TE was in a protective boot after the game and the San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee said Gates' injury "doesn't look good."

Rivers, Gates have Bolts’ offense No. 1

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 6:27 p.m. ET
Nobody would have believed that Chargers QB Philip Rivers could put up better numbers without Pro Bowl WR Vincent Jackson, but that's exactly what he has done thus far.

Gates gets 500th reception in Chargers win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Antonio Gates became the seventh tight end in NFL history with 500 catches, including touchdown receptions of 33 and 26 yards from Philip Rivers, to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 41-10 win over the outmanned Arizona Cardinals on ...

Turner has big plans for Chargers' tight ends

Posted Aug. 11, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
Norv Turner isn't about to let WR Vincent Jackson's impending holdout limit his offensive options. To make up for the likely absence of his top wideout, Turner has decided to get creative — instead of deploying additional receivers, he ...

Chargers sign TE Gates to five-year extension

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Chargers announced late Wednesday that they have signed TE Antonio Gates to a five-year contract extension that will keep him in San Diego through 2015. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the deal is worth $36.175 million, including ...

Tight ends deserve the love, too

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
The position has gone from vogue to passé and might now be back in again. But why don’t tight ends like Philadelphia's Brent Celek get the true recognition they deserve?

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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