TE Gates announces retirement from NFL

FILE PHOTO: San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers looks over at tight end Antonio Gates (85) during warm-ups before playing the Seattle Seahawks in their pre-season NFL football game in San Diego, California August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Antonio Gates announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, ending his career with Hall of Fame-caliber numbers. Gates, 39, signed with the San Diego Chargers in 2003 as an unrestricted free agent after playing college basketball, not football, at Kent State. He remained with the organization through 2018 but did not play in 2019. “I […]

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