QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
3 days ago

Gates (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

With Gates out, Hunter Henry is the top candidate to see the Chargers' primary Week 3 pass-catching duties at tight end, making him an option for those scrambling to replace the likes of Gates or Delanie Walker.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
5 days ago

Gates (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

With Gates likely to be inactive Sunday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune believes that Hunter Henry is the top candidate "to pick up the load in the passing game along with his usual run-block dealings," with Sean McGrath also on hand and Asante Cleveland potentially a practice-squad promotion.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
5 days ago

Gates (hamstring) is not present at Friday's warmup practice, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Tom Krasovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Absent from practice for a third straight day, Gates is in serious danger of missing Sunday's game against the Colts. An absence would leave second-round rookie Hunter Henry as the top tight end, further depleting a San Diego receiving corps that has already lost Keenan Allen (knee) and Danny Woodhead (knee) for the season. Another update will be available later Friday afternoon when the Chargers release their final injury report.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
6 days ago

Gates (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 36-year-old tight end is trending in the wrong direction here, so unless Gates returns to practice Friday and looks sharp in doing so, he's looking iffy for Sunday's game against the Colts. The Chargers have three tight ends on their practice squad, so if Gates ends up being ruled out for Week 3, the team has some in-house depth to call on.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
7 days ago

Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

We'll revisit Gates' status Thursday, but if he ends up being limited at all Sunday against the Colts, Hunter Henry could be in line for added snaps in Week 3.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
1 week ago

Gates caught three of five targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-14 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

The touchdown catch was the 105th of Gates' storied career. He isn't what he used to be, but still provides quarterback Philip Rivers with a big-bodied red zone option. The 36-year-old tight end has seen his receptions and yardage totals drop in each of the last two seasons, but could see an increase in targets with Danny Woodhead (knee) joining Keenan Allen (knee) on San Diego's injury report.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
2 weeks ago

Gates recorded three catches for 20 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Gates didn't factor much in the passing game, as the Chargers jumped out to a substantial lead early in the game. With Keenan Allen likely done for the season after suffering what appeared to be a torn ACL, Gates might be leaned on more heavily in the intermediate routes making for a potentially interesting fantasy play in leagues that reward points per reception.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
3 weeks ago2 Comments

Gates has been contemplating retirement more frequently, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise given the tight ends advanced age. Gates, who recorded 56 receptions and 630 receiving yards last year --- his lowest figures since 2012 --- missed five games thanks to a litany of injuries as well as a four-game suspension. "It's getting close. I don't know how close. I think about it more now than I ever did. I talk about it more now than I ever did. Days come up and I'm like, 'Oh man, I don't know.'" While the 36-year-old may still put up decent numbers this season with Philip Rivers set to throw him the ball, it would be a surprise to see Gates play past his most recent contract extension, which ends in 2018.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
1 month ago

Gates (rest) did not play in the Chargers preseason loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

As he has done throughout the preseason, the veteran tight end did not see the field despite being listed as active. That's not likely to change either during the team's fourth and final preseason game against the 49ers.

QAntonio Gates
TE SD (11)
1 month ago

Gates (rest) did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the 36-year-old sat out Friday's contest in an effort to keep the veteran fresh heading into the season. Gates could see some playing time in the Chargers' third preseason contest against the Vikings on Sunday.