San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has practiced once in five weeks but is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Denver Broncos. That is an upgrade from the doubtful he was listed at prior to the Chargers' last game, Nov. 7 as Houston, for which Gates was inactive.
Gates has run on the side this week and the decision to play him could well come down to how he feels Monday afternoon.
It would take some guts to put Gates in your lineup given you won't know until Monday night if he'll be playing or not, but it's much better to see him listed as questionable as opposed to doubtful. Randy McMichael will see more action if Gates can't go.