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Chargers | Antonio Gates plans to play at lower weight

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has chosen to trim his playing weight this season. He said Tuesday, June 12, that he is cutting down to 255 from his usual 260 in hopes of gaining longevity. "I've always felt deeply that as you get older, you have to lose a little weight," Gates said. "I've always played at 260 (pounds). I felt like this year, I can play at 255. That's just the key. When I watch guys who have longevity and played for 15, 16 years, one thing I continuously hear is guys maintaining healthy, maintaining weight. They control their weight."

2012-06-12 22:47:57 | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

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