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Gates had three receptions on five targets for 30 yards and did not score on Sunday against the Jaguars.

The wide receivers lead the way in this game as both Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal went over 100 yards receiving. Since a huge Week 2 performance against the Seahawks, Gates has been relatively quiet, but the Chargers figure to throw the ball more than they run at least until Ryan Mathews gets healthy, so Gates remains a solid option week to week.

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Gates (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

As is Ladarius Green, with Gates a Week 4 bounce-back candidate, given the issues the Jags have had containing tight ends to start the season.

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Gates (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Chargers' official site reports.

Gates' Week 4 status appears secure, which is more than can be said of fellow TE Ladarius Green, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jags (who have had trouble containing tight ends thus far) after not practicing Friday.

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Gates caught the only pass thrown his way for eight yards Sunday against the Bills.

A week after catching all seven of his targets for 96 yards and three touchdowns against the Seahawks, Gates had one of the worst outings of his career. Quarterback Philip Rivers targeted five other receivers more, including tight end Ladarius Green, who caught four passes on six targets for 64 yards. Gates will look to turn it around in a promising Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars.

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Gates (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Gates will probably be handled with care each week in practice even though he is about as healthy as he has been at any point over the past several years. He is good to go for this game.

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Gates (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Chargers' official site reports.

Gates returned to a full practice Friday and is thus on track to suit up Sunday, on the heels of a three-TD effort in Week 2.

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Gates (hamstring) returned to a limited practice Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.

We'll circle back on Gates' status Friday, but a probable designation for the tight end once the team's Week 3 injury report is released seems a likely outcome.

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Gates (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reports.

Gates -- who caught seven passes for 96 yards with three touchdowns in Week 2 -- is presumably being held back for maintenance purposes, however. We'll let you know if that assessment changes in the coming days.

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Gates (hamstring) caught seven passes on seven targets for 96 yards with three touchdowns in Sunday's 30-21 win over Seattle.

Gates played like he was in his prime, abusing Seattle's secondary from the onset. His third touchdown was a thing of beauty, as he snatched the ball in the end zone with one hand. He also made a huge third-down catch in the final five minutes to extend the drive, chewing up more time. The talented Ladarius Green will one day be San Diego's top tight end, but for now, Gates is clearly still ahead of him.

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Gates (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.�

Gates, who caught six passes for 81 yards in Week 1, is out there if you need him this week, but his matchup appears less than optimal.