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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.

Antonio Gates TE SD 10 Days1 Comment

Gates (hamstring) was listed as a full practice participant Friday, the Chargers' official site reports.

After sitting out Thursday's practice, Gates' return to a full session Friday now puts him on track to suit up Sunday against the Seahawks.

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Gates (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, the Chargers' official site reports.

Gates was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, and with no reported setback with his hamstring issue at this stage, we suspect that his absence Thursday was maintenance-related. A return to practice on Gates' part Friday would support that notion in advance of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

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Gates (hamstring) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gates played through his hamstring issue this past Monday against the Cards, catching six passes for 81 yards, and with no reported setbacks on that front, we suspect that the tight end's limited work Wednesday was maintenance-related.