The Chargers have had private talks with Antonio Gates about his status, GM Tom Telesco tells reporters (via Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com).
Telesco said the organization has had private talks with Antonio Gates about his status. My read on Telesco’s comments is Gates will not be back.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 25, 2019
Williams’ read on the comments is that Gates will not be back, which makes sense since we have not heard much about the 39-year-old in recent months.
The Chargers brought Gates back for a 16th season after losing Hunter Henry to a season-ending injury, but they no longer have a dire need for tight end help. Barring something unforeseen, it sounds like they’ll finally move on from the eight-time Pro Bowler.
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