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LA Chargers contact Antonio Gates about possible reunion

Discussion in 'American Football' started by RaiderRay, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers..Go Raiders, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...-contact-antonio-gates-about-possible-reunion

    General manager Tom Telesco said on 97.3 The Fan in San Diego that he's been in touch with reps for the veteran tight end about a possible return.

    "Obviously, Antonio would be a natural fit," Telesco said, via the L.A. Daily News. "He's someone that we have talked to. We've talked to his representatives. Sometimes, it's not just as easy as saying, 'Hey, let's just bring him back. Let's go.'"

    The Chargers publicly said goodbye to the eight-time Pro Bowler in April after 15 seasons. Hunter Henry's ACL tear last month, however, created a need for another tight end. Gates is a logical place to turn.

    Gates, who turns 38 in four days, had a career-low 316 receiving yards in 2017 on 30 catches. Father Time clearly caught up with the all-time great, but his familiarity with the offense and rapport with Philip Rivers make a reunion possible.

    The Chargers currently have Virgil Green as their top TE option.

    Given Gates' knowledge of the system and organization, there is no rush to get a deal done as the team heads into summer break following Thursday's final day of minicamp. The Chargers open training camp on July 28. It remains to be seen if Gates will be back with them at that time.
     
  2. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl BoltTalker

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    If Gates go back, can we stop pretending he's one of us?
     
  3. Fender57

    Fender57 BoltTalker

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    Even if he doesn’t I already have. Same with Rivers.
     
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  4. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I don't see Gates going back at a bargain basement price and don't blame him.
     
  5. RaiderRay

    RaiderRay RIP SD Chargers..Go Raiders, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    I hope say's no thanks and moves on to another team.
     
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  6. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl BoltTalker

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    I hope he is less polite than that.
     
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  7. Nomad

    Nomad Very Senior Member

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    You mean like FUDEAN? :)
     
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  8. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    Get a fully guaranteed contract, Antonio. They'll cut you half through the season.




    Ps. This move must be another, “we're losing the SD potential ticket base....let's do this to try and look good.”
     
  9. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    If Gatesy goes back, will it be as a former SD Charger or a former LA Charger?
     
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  10. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    I'd say he'd be a Swinging Gate.
     
  11. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl BoltTalker

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    It would be as a sellout.
     
  12. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^ Ouch!

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