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Old 08-24-2018, 08:03 PM
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Default Brees gives clues to greatness, feels Gates' absence with Chargers

This is the first training camp his former Chargers teammate Antonio Gates has missed in 16 years.

“That’s crazy,” said Brees, who was drafted by the Chargers in 2001, two years before Gates signed as an undrafted free agent. “He’s been such a mainstay here for so long. He’s the man.”

Talking about Gates, Saints linebacker Manti Te’o became emotional. He said Gates was invaluable to him as a teammate between 2013-16.

“He means a lot to me,” Te’o said, “and I know he means a lot to a lot of guys (with the Chargers) like Phil (Rivers). Not seeing him out there — the Chargers and Gates just go together. That’s something they’ve got to handle. But, I definitely miss Gates out here.”
However, a Gates sighting between now and the opener Sept. 9 against the Chiefs shouldn’t be ruled out.


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All good things come to an end. It's been great having Gates.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:10 AM
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What is the latest any free agent can sign?
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What is the latest any free agent can sign?
The day before his death. If any contract is signed on the day of death, the league office automatically voids the contract so no signing bonus is owed by the owner!!
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The day before his death. If any contract is signed on the day of death, the league office automatically voids the contract so no signing bonus is owed by the owner!!
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This is the first training camp his former Chargers teammate Antonio Gates has missed in 16 years.

“That’s crazy,” said Brees, who was drafted by the Chargers in 2001, two years before Gates signed as an undrafted free agent. “He’s been such a mainstay here for so long. He’s the man.”

Talking about Gates, Saints linebacker Manti Te’o became emotional. He said Gates was invaluable to him as a teammate between 2013-16.

“He means a lot to me,” Te’o said, “and I know he means a lot to a lot of guys (with the Chargers) like Phil (Rivers). Not seeing him out there — the Chargers and Gates just go together. That’s something they’ve got to handle. But, I definitely miss Gates out here.”
However, a Gates sighting between now and the opener Sept. 9 against the Chiefs shouldn’t be ruled out.


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Old 08-25-2018, 06:10 AM
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Time to start planning Gates post retired activities. Announcement of retiring his jersey number 85 and being apart of Chargers Hall of Fame...down the road Canton awaits. Thank you Antonio for all you've achieved as a Charger.
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I do think this is the critical week for a decision on Gates. I hope the TEs are heavily involved so we can see what we actually have.
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I like the part where you say you're going to give him the benefit of the doubt, and then proceed to not give him the benefit of the doubt.
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& Gates should be in town on Thursday at the latest...
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I like the part where you say you're going to give him the benefit of the doubt, and then proceed to not give him the benefit of the doubt.
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& Gates should be in town on Thursday at the latest...
to buy tickets to the Thursday's last pre-season game
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