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Report: Antonio Gates’ time as a Charger has come to an end.

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In a very unceremonious fashion, the Chargers have parted ways with Antonio Gates

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Cleveland Browns Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Truly the end of an era is upon us.

It appears as though all time Chargers, and NFL for that matter, Tight End Antonio Gates will not take another snap for the Chargers.

Gates, who started his career as an Undrafted Free Agent, who as we all know played basketball in college instead of football, who broke almost every record they have for TEs. His connection with Philip Rivers has been one of the best and most consistent in history.

Gates is a sure Hall of Famer, and one of the best, if not the best TE in the history of the league.

I wish his time as a Charger would have ended on a higher note. I will miss seeing 85 on the field, and I’ll definitely miss 17 throwing to 85. However, the time has come. As we hear all the time “this is a business.” It is time to pass the torch to Hunter Henry.