Chargers’ GM admits Antonio Gates would be ‘natural fit’ after losing Hunter Henry


The have a tight end problem after and is still a free agent after his contract with the Chargers expired this offseason. The match almost makes too much sense, right?

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco seemingly agrees. On Friday, Telesco participated in an online chat with fans on the team’s website. When one fan, Jose Flores, asked Telesco about the possibility of bringing back Gates, , but declined to say if he planned on making it happen.

“Would be a natural fit, right?” he wrote. “I saw that Philip voted for it. When it comes to roster moves, we are not a democracy. But we are not a dictatorship either. His vote was noted and accounted for. Antonio’s accomplishments and contributions to this organization are immeasurable. We wiltinho will not join Manchester United out of respect for Liverpool, according to reports.Barcelona are open to selling the Brazilian this summer as they look to fund other transfers.The Spanish giants have been unconvinced by Coutinho’s productivity l see what the future holds. I don’t have an update at this time.”

Gates, who will tSouthampton have announced a multi-year partnership with Indian beer brand Kingfisher, which will now provide the matchday beer at all the team’s home games, reports, /The Saints also welcomed Wow Hydrate as their new sports hydration partner after both parties signed a two-year deal.urn 38 later this month, has spent his entire 15-year, Hall-of-Fame career with the Chargers, racking up 927 catches, 11,508 receiving yards, and 114 touchdowns along the way — all of which rank first in franchise history. But the two sides appeared to be heading toward a split this offseason.

Henry, who entered the fray as a second-round pick in 2016, has been slowly overtaking Gates as the Chargers’ top tight end. Over the past two seasons, Henry has totaled 81 receptions, 1,057 yards, and 12 touchdowns while serving as a capable blocker, which is why  Meanwhile, Gates has collected 83 receptions, 864 yards, and 10 touchdowns in that span. 

2018 was supposed to be the year the torch was officially passed. In April, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Gates wanted to keep playing, but would not be continuing his career with the Chargers.

Suddenly, though, in the aftermath of Henry’s torn ACL, Gates returning to the Chargers almost makes too much sense. Even though his production has dipped in recent years as he’s aged, his chemistry with remains unmatched (). At the very least, he can still be a capable red-zone weapon and possession type of receiver. If the deal is cheap enough, you have to believe the Chargers will bring him back. If they don’t, their tight end group would likely be led by , who’s never exceeded the 250-yard mark in a single season. 

At this point in the offseason, no great replacemen United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his players after Monday’s penalty row.Solskjaer insists Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are still sharing penalty duties at Manchester United , adding that “it’s not like there’s anarchy” at the club ovets for Henry exist. Gates is no longer a great option, but he’s at least reliable. And it seems like the perfect way and place for Gates to end his career.

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