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Top 40 tight ends for the 2015 Fantasy Football season

The amount of elite tight ends in Fantasy Football are far and few between. There’s Rob Gronkowski, who might turn into the best tight end of all time, Jimmy Graham who is now a Seattle Seahawk, and that might be it for elite tight ends. Yes, Antonio Gates turned the clock back 10 years last season, but he’ll be 35 this year, and could be an injury away from ending his...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans' Project Travis to Develop Into New Graham or Gates?

It's become a success formula in the NFL: sign a college basketball star and transform him to a tight end. Jimmy Graham, Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez, Martellus Bennett and Julius Thomas are all examples of a basketball player turned tight end in the NFL.And now, the Houston Texans take a shot on Penn State forward Ross Travis. He declared for the NFL draft on April 14, but went...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Penn State hoops player earns tryout with Texans

Antonio Gates did it.  So did Jimmy Graham. Now, the Houston Texans are hoping Ross Travis can become the latest college basketball player to find success in the NFL. The Texans have invited Travis, a member of the Penn State basketball team, to the team's rookie minicamp, according to his representatives.     The senior forward started 27 games for the Nittany Lions last season...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Indianapolis Colts have 15 new faces headed for minicamp

The 2015 NFL Draft was officially over on Saturday, but the Indianapolis Colts have moved on to the list of free-agents who weren’t taken in the draft. It’s been reported that the Colts have chosen to add 15 undrafted free agents per colts.com. The @Colts have agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents pic.twitter.com/oVaarS2jwm — Kevin Bowen (@KBowenColts) May 4, 2015...
Via cover32
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten undrafted free agents that could become stars

The history of the NFL tells us that if a player goes undrafted, the odds of him making an NFL team are stacked against him. But, sometimes landing with the right team is just as important as getting drafted. One benefit for UDFA’s (undrafted free agents) is that they can pick the team they want (well, as long as that team wants them). There are many players that have fought the...
Via Bloguin Best
25 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green Bay Packers select Kennard Backman, TE, UAB, 213

Analysis (Mike Wendlandt)- Backman is a prototypical H-back. Catches the ball well, especially in traffic. Listed at 6’3” and 258 lbs, Backman is a receiver first. He was dependable and durable at UAB, playing consistently all four years. Solid after the catch, he likes to lower his shoulder and push the pile. He struggles as a route runner at times, and is not the cleanest...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers draft LB Denzel Perryman with No. 48 pick

The San Diego Chargers selected Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman with the No. 48 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Perryman was selected third-team All-American, first-team All-ACC and Butkus Award (nation’s top linebacker) finalist in 2014.  He led Miami with 110 tackles. PRO DAY RESULTS 40-yard dash: 4.7 seconds Vertical jump: 33 inches Bench press: 30 reps of 225 pounds...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers think Melvin Gordon fits their offense ‘perfectly’

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers swapped their 2015 first round pick with San Francisco and sent their 2015 fourth round and 2016 fifth round selections to the 49ers to select running back Melvin Gordon with the 15th pick of the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft. “I was waiting,” Gordon said, per Chargers.com.  “I had a feeling (the Chargers) would...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers trade up to No. 15 for RB Melvin Gordon

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers selected Melvin Gordon with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was obviously their guy, and they made a deal to trade up to the 15th pick from the 17th pick in order to snag him. Gordon is a huge pickup for the Chargers and is going to be a huge step in the right direction for the Chargers’ offense. Philip Rivers...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Chargers Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Antonio Gates, Donald Butler and the Chargers...
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Know How to Build Outside the Draft

When the 2015 NFL Draft begins this Thursday, April 30 in Chicago, Ill., the Chargers will have done their homework and will be ready to pick.Not long after the last selection is made, we will also see how that scouting homework spills into the acquisition of some key role players not chosen in the draft. More than most NFL clubs, the Chargers have a knack for supplementing their...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders offensive undrafted free agent targets

Over the past decade plus, Antonio Gates makes his living demolishing the Raiders. (96 receptions for 1273 yards and 12 TD). When he gets the call from Canton, he needs to thank the Raiders’ defense. Gates didn’t play college football. Yet, he was one of those low-risks, high reward undrafted free agents. Here’s a few on the offensive side of the ball. Cody Fajardo QB, Nevada...
Via cover32
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Weddle skips Chargers workouts: I feel highly disrespected

Stan Liu-USA TODAY SportsSan Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle, unhappy that the team is unwilling to engage in contract extension talks, skipped the first voluntary workout of the offseason. “I feel highly, highly disrespected,” Weddle said in an interview with San Diego Union-Tribune‘s Kevin Acee. “… It is what it is, but there is no reason for me to put out any...
Via Sports-Glory
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates backtracks on comments about playing less in 2015

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates will be the first to tell you that he didn’t have the season he expected to have. Gates dealt with a lot injuries this past season, but raised some eyebrows with some comments he made. Gates told Sports Illustrated that he played more than he expected and  only wants to play in certain situations. After listening to the media and fans respond...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates Does Not Want to Play Less

Last week some comments made the rounds online about how San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates did not want to play as much next season as he did during the last. The Chargers did try to monitor his playing time, but with injuries to other guys that was easier said than done. According to Pro Football Focus he played in 72.3 percent of the Chargers offensive plays last season...
Via FatManWriting
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Gates Clarifies Comments Regarding Playing Time

What would the world be like without rumors and misunderstandings?While promoting boxing in his hometown of Detroit, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates told The MMBQ's Emily Kaplan that he played a “bit more than they expected me to play last season,” and that he'd like to contribute on certain situations.Well now we have heard the other side of that interesting article, according...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Te Antonio Gates Doesn't Want to Play So Much Net Season

Antonio Gates is a great player. He will go down as one of the best tight ends in the game and will be inducted in to the Hall of Fame more than likely as soon as he is eligible--but he needs to retire. Yes, he is still productive after 12 seasons and had a great year last year. Yes, he is still capable of producing at a high level and with Phillip Rivers throwing him the ball he...
Via FatManWriting
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Antonio Gates Plans to Play Less in 2015

San Diego Chargers nine-time Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates plans to slow down his pace in 2015. Gates, who is entering into his 13th year with the Chargers, is coming off of a 12-touchdown season where he played a larger role than expected due to injuries to teammates. In an interview with Emily Kaplan of MMQB.com, Gates shared his plan to play less: With injuries and whatnot...
Via Sportsnaut
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Green Bay Packers Give Kansas State Forward Thomas Gipson a Workout

Ever since the San Diego Chargers turned former Kent State basketball player Antonio Gates in to the best tight end that the NFL has ever seen teams have been keeping a close eye on the nation's basketball talent. The hope is to find another big man that they can turn in to the next great tight end.Green Bay is hoping they might have the next great tight end in former Kansas State...
Via FatManWriting
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the San Diego Chargers select RB Todd Gurley?

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers narrowly missed making the NFL playoffs last season, and one of their biggest holes was at the running back position. Philip Rivers put together an impressive season, but he wasn’t able to power the offense by himself and needs a legitimate ground game in order to take the next step with the Chargers’ offense. Free agency...
Via Sports-Glory
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

It's Now or Never for Ladarius Green

It's a statement that many Chargers fans would have laughed at last offseason, but Ladarius Green's position on the roster should be under watch. In 2013 he showed flashes and was viewed as the one to replace the legendary Antonio Gates at tight end, but last season we witnessed an alarming regression that now puts his future in doubt.Rewinding back to two years ago, you could tell...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Positional Needs the Chargers Could Address in Round One

Runningback View image | gettyimages.com With Ryan Mathews out of the picture, this issue becomes more prominent.  It’s hard for me to imagine that the San Diego Chargers would be comfortable heading into 2015 with Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver, and Donald Brown as the options at runningback, especially when they’ve tried to rebuild their running game. The team could...
Via TopSportsReport
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

This photo of San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates in the Sweet 16 is incredible

This Throwback Thursday of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is sweet. #TBT – @Chargers TE and former hooper @AntonioGates85 enjoying Kent State's Sweet 16 upset win over Pitt in 2002. pic.twitter.com/kOUigVdJd0 — The MMQB (@theMMQB) March 26, 2015 Gates played two seasons at Kent State and averaged an insane 20.6 points and 7.7 rebounds his senior year. AROUND COVER32...
Via cover32
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Chargers serious about acquiring Marcus Mariota?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The San Diego Chargers, who hold the 17th overall pick in next months NFL Draft, are considered to be interested in selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. With the 33-year-old Phillip Rivers contract set to expire after the 2015 season, the Chargers could be looking for a long-term solution at the position. From Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego...
Via Sports-Glory
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers Sign Stevie Johnson

The San Diego Chargers have found a replacement for Eddie Royal. The team signed former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson to a three-year, $10.5 million contract on Tuesday. It's official. We've agreed to terms with @steviejohnson13! READ: http://t.co/L1Y7Q2GF7l pic.twitter.com/SkBkwB4vrr — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) March 17, 2015 Johnson...
Via Sportsnaut
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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