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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:46:23 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (personal) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:13:50 -0700
San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed), WR Vincent Brown (calf), CB Marcus Cromartie (undisclosed) and TE Antonio Gates all missed practice Monday, Aug 4. Gates is currently away from the team following the death of his sister.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:43:12 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016. He will carry an estimated salary-cap charge of $8.262 million in 2015 and leave the Chargers on the hook for $2.362 million in dead money, should they choose to release Gates. Cutting him will save the team $5.9 million against their 2015 cap. Gates will be 35 years old entering the 2015 season, and the Chargers reportedly want to increase TE Ladarius Green's role in 2014.
Tue, 27 May 2014 19:43:39 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (undisclosed) was absent from practice Tuesday, May 27.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:04:53 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (non-injury) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, but is probable for Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: Gates was likely just being rested heading into the weekend. He will play but is a weak starting option against an Oakland Raiders squad that has limited the damage that tight ends have done this season.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:16:29 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:22:32 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 29, and is probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Gates shouldn't have a problem playing against the Cincinnati Bengals. Consider him a low-end TE1 or flex play now that Ladarius Green has emerged in the offense.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:28:12 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) is participating in practice Friday, Nov. 29.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:44:15 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:37:30 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, due to a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Tip: Gates usually rests or is limited in mid-week practices, and it really takes a lot to get him out of a game. For now, keep him active in all fantasy leagues. We'll know more on the severity of his ailment when Friday's injury report rolls around.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:34:45 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates hauled in three catches for 21 yards in the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the fourth tight end in NFL history with 700 catches and 9,000 yards.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:23:45 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates recorded his 700th career reception in the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He is the fourth tight end in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:18:19 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Keenan Allen has continued to grow, and he is starting to impressive his veteran teammates. "I knew he was good, but I've never seen this," TE Antonio Gates said Friday, Nov. 1. "I didn't think it would evolve this fast. He is making plays in the game, and I'm like, 'Wow.'"
Fantasy Tip: Allen struggled during the early going, but really started to get going in Week 5. He has three or more catches and 67 or more yards in each of his past four games, including two performances with at least 100 yards. He has emerged as a solid WR2/3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:33:11 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (neck) likely will not play Week 3 after being carted off the field during the team's Week 2 game because of a neck injury.
Fantasy Tip: Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates likely will get a bump in their fantasy value while Floyd is out of the lineup. Royal has started off the season very well and should be in all starting lineup as one of the receivers or a flex option. Gates should also be considered at starting tight end in most weeks or could also be flex option.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:53:13 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates appeared quicker during offseason workouts after he changed his diet and reshaped his body this offseason. Gates said he reshaped his body because of his desire to prove people wrong this season.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:05:26 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) was given his first day off of training camp Friday, Aug. 2.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that Gates isn't dealing with any type of injury. Gates, who has managed seven or more touchdown receptions in nine straight seasons, remains a fine low-end TE1 in all fantasy formats despite his age (33) and recent injury woes. Just be sure to have alternates at the ready as the season goes on.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:03:15 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who turns 33 next week, has looked quick and fit in workouts this offseason. He's been using his height advantage against defenders in non-pads work.
Fantasy Tip: The tight-end class looks volatile this year, and Gates, in a new offense, could wind up being a value play in the middle rounds.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 21:22:43 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates recorded his 82nd career touchdown in the Week 16 game against the New York Jets, breaking the all-time franchise record Hall of Famer WR Lance Alworth held for 42 yards.
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:24:41 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught two passes for 44 yards and one touchdown against the New York Jets in Week 16. It was Gates' 82nd touchdown as a member of the Chargers, which set the franchise record for receiving touchdowns.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:15:20 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (undisclosed) managed just four grabs for 31 yards in the Week 16 game against the Carolina Panthers, but he was able to post his first touchdown since Week 10. He left the game briefly due to an undisclosed injury, but missed just one play. The touchdown was his 81st career score, tying him with Hall of Fame WR Lance Alworth for the all-time franchise lead.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has 57 or fewer yards in each of his past eight games dating back to his season-high 81 yards in Week 6. He can no longer be considered an absolute must-start in fantasy leagues, although he remains a Top 15 option at his position heading into Week 16.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:03:36 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had only three catches for 31 yards in the team's Week 14 win, and he has been held to under 50 yards since Week 9. Gates has had four or fewer receptions in 10 of his 12 games this year. Gates was targeted eight times in Week 14, but he dropped a deep pass and wasn't able to gain separation from Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons over the middle. The extra burst that Gates used to leave single coverage in the past appears to be gone. He's being double-teamed at times this year, too.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 19:39:09 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was held to three catches for 31 yards in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has 49 or fewer receiving yards in each of his past four games, and he hasn't scored a touchdown during the span dating back to Week 10. He remains a Top 10 fantasy play at his position, but he is hurting his fantasy owners when they need him most.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 21:31:31 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates did have six catches in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he managed just 49 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Gates has been a huge disappointment for fantasy owners more often than not this season. Still, he remains a low-end TE1, as the position is not that deep.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:06:15 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates has been keyed on by opposing defenses, according to head coach Norv Turner. "I think that if you're getting ready to play us and look at our guys and ask, 'Who's the guy we have to make sure doesn't get the ball?' Your answer is Antonio Gates first, of all our guys. And that's what defenses are doing," Turner said Monday, Nov. 26. "There have been times when there were chances to get him the ball and we didn't maybe because of protection or because we threw it to someone else. But there's no question that he gets a lot of attention."
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:55:19 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had two receptions for just 17 yards and no scores in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos.
Fantasy Tip: Gates had his meager two-game touchdown scoring streak snapped. He now has 57 or fewer receiving yards in each of his past four games. However, he is still a must-start fantasy option until further notice.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:42:50 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd has taken over as the team's "Z" receiver. The "Z" typically lines up on the same side as TE Antonio Gates, and Floyd was moved there in Week 10 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to create mismatches and make opponents pick their poison. The position was previously manned by WR Robert Meachem. "With Antonio and I lining up next to each other, we put a strain on whatever side we're on," Floyd said.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:55:26 -0800
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had four receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He now has 80 career touchdowns, one behind Hall of Famer Lance Alworth for the franchise's all-time record.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:05:56 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was held to just two receptions and 14 yards in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns.
Fantasy Tip: The weather was a major factor, limiting the Chargers offense to short stuff through the air and plenty of running. Still, Gates probably should have factored in a little more. He'll try to bounce back in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs in a favorable matchup at home.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:51:52 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates said he still deals with the rib injury that he suffered Week 1 from time to time.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:05:35 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted team-highs with six receptions, 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 6 game Monday, Oct. 15, against the Denver Broncos.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:06:39 -0700
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers threw a first-quarter touchdown to TE Antonio Gates in the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos Monday, Oct. 15. It is the 50th career scoring hook-up, most between a QB-TE combination in NFL history.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 21:53:25 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates was quiet in the Week 5 loss against the New Orleans Saints. While he had three catches, he managed just 19 yards.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:53:24 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (rib) was active in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he posted just 22 yards on three receptions and had a rare drop.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:56:12 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) is active for Week 3.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:24:27 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 3 game.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:39:31 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 20.
Fantasy Tip: This is a good sign for Gates, and unless he suffers a setback Friday, we expect him to be playing in Week 3 against the Falcons. Get him back in your starting lineups.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:06:46 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:25:55 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew carried 12 times for 60 yards in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, and he added a touchdown reception. The TD was the 75th of his career, joining San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss, Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez and San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates as the only active players with at least 75.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:20:55 -0700
The San Diego Chargers have declared DL Antonio Garay, TE Antonio Gates, SS Brandon Taylor, OT Jared Gaither, LB Jonas Mouton, RB Ryan Mathews, CB Shareece Wright inactive for Week 2.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:14:42 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) is not active Week 2.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:24:08 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) appears like he will be able to play Week 2 despite injured ribs.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:21:35 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates, who has 597 career receptions, needs just three catches against the Tennessee Titans during Week 2 to become the fifth tight end in NFL history with 600 career receptions.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:45:56 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) probably has a better shot at playing in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans than RB Ryan Mathews (clavicle) does. Gates has missed entire weeks of practice in the past and still played. He is listed as questionable on the team's official injury report.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 13:28:31 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is questionable for Week 2.
Fantasy Tip: This is nothing new for Gates, just that it's not related to his foot. We're betting he starts and plays, but check back Sunday for the inactives. If he's playing, he should be in your lineup.
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:03:23 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) is participating in practice Friday, Sept. 14. He has sat out the last two days of practice with sore ribs.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:41:15 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:30:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner expects TE Antonio Gates (ribs) to practice Thursday, Sept. 13. Gates, who did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, is still "a little sore."
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:29:57 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) was listed as a non-participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, as he rested the rib injury he suffered in the Week 1 game Monday, Sept. 10, against the Oakland Raiders.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:27:06 -0700
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) returned to the field in the third quarter in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders after leaving for the locker room for treatment on a rib injury.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:13:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (ribs) left in the third quarter of the Week 1 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a ribs injury. His return is questionable.