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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Antonio Gates Is Still a Playmaker

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Melvin Gordon Uncertain To Play In Week 17 - Greg Goldstein
“He’s seeing the doctors on Tuesday, and we’ll know more about Melvin as we get going here,” head coach Anthony Lynn said. “Ankles can be kind of tricky. We can keep him out all week, and he’s had enough reps where he can go out and play. He knows what he’s doing, and that’s something that we’ll look at. But he’s another guy that’s probably going to come down to the end of the week.”

NFL 2017 Week 16 - Team of the Week - Sam Monson
Antonio Gates is still a threat that needs to be dealt with even as he approaches the end of his illustrious NFL career. The Jets have some intriguing young athletes on defense, but they don’t have the savvy to be able to match up with Gates’decade plus of knowledge and moves as a route runner. Gates caught all six of the passes thrown his way for 81 yards and a touchdown, five of which came against safety Jamal Adams and LB Darron Lee.

2017 NFL rookie rankings through Week 16 - William Moy
King is one of two cornerbacks this season to have spent at least 300 snaps covering the slot who have yet to allow a touchdown from the slot.

Anthony Lynn says Chargers built resiliency through relocation to L.A. - Eric Williams
“I just think it’s one of those things you’re never going to be able to truly measure,” Rivers said. “What effect it played, I don’t think there’s any reason to be overly naive, to say it had no effect.

Marshawn Lynch, Raiders will test Chargers' run defense - Eric Williams
"They broke two runs," Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward said. "I'm pretty sure it's probably some gap things in trying to tackle in the back end. But besides those two runs I think we bottled them up and did a good job. We've got to go back and watch, and see what we need to correct for those two runs."

Chargers WR Keenan Allen once again made NFL history Week 16 - Carlos Sanchez
Allen became the first player in NFL history with 90-plus catches and one interception Sunday against the New York Jets, according to NFL Media’s Gil Brandt.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates still going strong in year No. 15 - Carlos Sanchez
Gates hauled in six receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown (No. 144 of his career) against the Jets Week 16. Sunday marked just the third time this year that Gates got the start and it was only due to his fellow tight end Hunter Henry being placed on injury reserved (IR) with a lacerated kidney.

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