Chargers TE Antonio Gates sees the benefit in making his preseason debut Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals.
“The more opportunities to see something, the better off you’ll be when the time comes,” Gates said. “It would definitely help.”
Gates practiced all but one day last week but did not play in Sunday’s game in Dallas. He has practiced every day this week. There is no question he’d play if this weekend were the season opener, but as he and the team try to assure he doesn’t have a setback with his foot it might be smarter that he sits another preseason game.
Said Gates: “I don’t want to determine anything before Saturday.”