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General Manager A.J. Smith on on the Antonio Gates situation

Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers Hall of Champions' started by robdog, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

    Jun 29, 2009
    <blockquote>Source: Chargers.com

    "As you know, all the rumors were that he was on his way. We had not officially heard that, but we got a phone call before kickoff. He's on his way. He is going to sign his tender this evening. We finally found out officially what you all were reporting."

    "(Gates' agent) Andre Colona said that negotiations are dead in the water, and we agree with that assessment. We just can't seem to get it going. We've been at this thing for more than 10 months, so hopefully we can keep banging away at it. Andre said that Antonio will sign the tender and play for $380,000 and then go into the restricted free agent market. We've pretty much established that at this point and time. After 10 months of talk, we accept that position. It looks like the tender will be signed, and he will play."</blockquote>

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