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Chargers' Antonio Gates: Week 1 status unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates' role in Sunday's season opener against the Chiefs has yet to be determined, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. "I don't think you can just throw a guy in the game -- I don't even know if he's going to play," Coach Anthony Lynn said of the recently re-signed tight end. "I've got to see what type of shape he is in and go from there. Definitely, he would be on a pitch count."

It's therefore not a big surprise that Virgil Green is listed ahead of Gates on the team's initial depth chart, but once the 38-year-old is in game shape, he figures to serve as a steady red-zone threat for QB Philip Rivers, with Hunter Henry having suffered a torn ACL in May.

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Antonio Gates: Signing with Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates is signing with the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Chargers initially planed on moving on from the 38-year-old tight end, but they acknowledged having some level of interest after Hunter Henry suffered a torn ACL in May. Gates figures to handle a part-time role on passing downs, while Virgil Green likely will serve as the starter and take on a heavier snap count. Given the late timing of the transaction, Gates isn't a lock to be ready for Week 1 against the Chiefs.

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Antonio Gates: Still an option for Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers are still considering whether to re-sign Gates, Eric D. Williams of reports.

A dismal performance from the Chargers tight ends during Saturday's preseason contest against the Cardinals opened the door for head coach Anthony Lynn to field questions pertaining to the future Hall of Famer saying, "We've talked to Antonio and we're still talking with him. I don't know where that's going to go. We need to make more plays at the tight end position." While Virgil Green has reportedly meshed well with QB Philip Rivers, the rest of the depth chart has shown its lack of experience which could be a problem with Hunter Henry (ACL) already out for the season.

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Antonio Gates: In consideration for return to LA
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers likely will consider re-signing Gates in the wake of Hunter Henry's torn ACL, Eric D. Williams of reports.

Two factors played into the Chargers opting to move on from Gates this offseason: his age (38 in June) and a desire to expand the workload of Henry, a 2016 second-round pick. On the first day of OTAs on Tuesday, though, Henry sustained the season-ending injury. The front office is surely scouring the free-agent market for available tight ends, which includes Gates, Julius Thomas and Coby Fleener. Due to his track record with Philip Rivers, Gates is the clear-cut candidate to don the navy, gold and powder blue of the Chargers again in the near future.

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Antonio Gates: Willing to leave Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gates wants to continue playing football, even though the Chargers told him this offseason they don't plan to re-sign him, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Having spent his entire career with the Chargers, the 37-year-old tight end widely was expected to decide between re-signing with the team and retiring. It now seems he's considering a third option, one that likely would involve competing for a part-time role while playing for far less than what he's accustomed to earning. Gates didn't appear to have much left in the tank last season, catching 30 of 52 targets for 316 yards (6.1 per target) and three touchdowns in 16 games. His presumed departure from Los Angeles should free up more opportunities for Hunter Henry, who caught 45 of 63 targets for 579 yards (9.1 YPT) and four touchdowns in 14 games last year.

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2004San Diego Chargers15158196411.9721314155
2005San Diego Chargers151589110112.4381016062
2006San Diego Chargers16167192413.057914149
2007San Diego Chargers16167598413.149915154
2008San Diego Chargers16166070411.73488039
2009San Diego Chargers161679115714.656818161
2010San Diego Chargers10105078215.6481015142
2011San Diego Chargers13136477812.23878045
2012San Diego Chargers15154953811.03475030
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2015San Diego Chargers1145663011.34055133
2016San Diego Chargers1495354810.32775034
2017Los Angeles Chargers1643031610.52733016
2018Los Angeles Chargers202168.090001
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