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Saturday, November 30, 2013, 4:16pm
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Saturday, November 30, 2013, 2:13pm
Antonio Gates missed five of 72 offensive snaps Sunday.
The way his hamstring felt, it could have been more.
The Chargers tight end was back on the field Friday, present at an all-important practice after missing the previous two days. He was a full participant and is listed as probable to face the Bengals on Sunday, but the hamstring ailment is not a small, sweep-under-the-rug matter.
Hamstring injuries never are.
"It's tricky," Gates said Friday. "It's different. It's one of those injuries where you can't fully grasp whether or not you can do something because it's all running. Everything is based off running and power and holding off people on blocks, and the hamstring is a big part of that. Without the lower body, you couldn't play in this league. I'll see how it goes. I'm going to attack this rehab. I've got two more days. That's the best part about it.
Gates said if he had to play Friday, he wasn't sure he would have been able to go. But a couple more days will definitely help Gates leading up to Sunday's game. If he can't go, emerging star Ladarius Green would likely get a major bump up our TE rankings.
Monday, November 18, 2013, 8:34pm
At 6-6, 240-pounds, he’s quickly making his presence felt with big play after big play. After appearing in only four games as a rookie, Green is blossoming before the Bolts very eyes. In 10 games this year, he has caught 11 balls for 229 yards, averaging a gaudy 20.8 yards per catch. His best game came Sunday against the Dolphins with an impressive four reception, 81-yard effort. Both were career highs for the Louisiana-Lafayette product.
Over the course of the season, Philip Rivers has learned that when he gives number 89 a chance to make a play, he’ll usually be rewarded.
“It was just some of the way those plays came up,” Rivers said. “We know what he’s capable of and he’s going to continue to have a role for us in the passing game and in the running game. He was big for us with a couple of big catches.”
Sunday, December 30, 2012, 3:13pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012, 2:43pm
Robert Meachem & Eddie Royal OUT for Chargers
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:16pm
Malcolm Floyd ACTIVE for Monday Night Football
Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:06pm
Ryan Mathews & Antonio Gates ACTIVE for Chargers
Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2:47pm
Monday, September 10, 2012, 9:24pm
Chargers GM calls TE LaDarius Green "a rare receiving threat"
Friday, May 4, 2012, 12:31pm
With Antonio Gates slowed by injuries the past two seasons, consider it wise for San Diego to look for another pass-receiving option at tight end -- with Ladarius Green that option. He's big (6-foot-6), fast (he runs a 4.45 40) and has a 35-inch vertical leap. He's also productive, producing five catches for 121 yards in his final performance against San Diego State.
GM A.J. Smith had this to say about Green: "I wanted to have a balanced draft with a heavy emphasis on defense in the first three rounds. So now we're going to flip to balance it. Green is a rare receiving threat who fits the model of our offense -- like an Antonio Gates. He's not a blocker, and he isn't going to be a blocker. But he has rare skills with speed, and we like his height, his hands, catch radius and burst. We think he's a smart kid, but we'll see how quickly he picks it up. If he comes up really, really quickly we'll have a lot of additional weapons there. We're thinking: Could it be Gates and Ladarius Green? Not at the beginning of the year, but [we'll tell him to] take a half a year to feel your way along."
It doesn't sound like the Chargers are going to press Green early in the year, but he could emerge in the second half of the season if he can catch on quickly. Gates is reportedly feeling great, but Green could be pressed into action if Gates were to get injured again.