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Antonio Gates and San Diego Chargers Agree to Terms on New Contract, Will Finish Career a Charger

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The star tight end and fan-favorite Antonio Gates will return for a 14th season with the San Diego Chargers, and is set u to finish his career as a Charger.

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After Telesco spent the night courting and signing a new weapon for Philip Rivers, he was also able to bring back Rivers' favorite weapon in Antonio Gates.

With just hours left before Eric Weddle is no longer a member of the San Diego Chargers, and with all the stadium drama this offseason, bringing Antonio Gates back to the team is one move that will definitely make fans happy. While many expected Gates to retire at the end of the 2015 season to focus on his other job as a boxing promoter in Detroit, Gates apparently feels he has some gas left in the tank and wants to come back and catch footballs.

Gates sat out the first four games of the 2015 season when he was suspended due violating the league's PED policy. Upon his return, Rivers and Gates picked up where they left off the previous 10 seasons. Gates ended the 2015 season as the 7th best-rated tight end in the NFL, according to Football Outsiders.

With this being a two-year deal, it's all but guaranteed Antonio Gates will retire and spent his entire career as a San Diego Charger