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Chargers Review: TE

Chargers TE Gates delivers

When was the last time there was a real bidding war on an undrafted free agent? It does not happen often. After the 2003 NFL Draft, two teams, the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns got into it over a player that hasn't played football in four years. Most undrafted free agents get little in the terms of actual money or roster bonuses, but not Antonio Gates. And this year he proved he was a bargain.

The San Diego Chargers were in a bidding war for the services of Antonio Gates with the Cleveland Browns and secured him by giving up a guaranteed two years at $130,000 per season, with a $100,000 roster bonus. Making the squad out of training camp Gates earned even more, including a starting job. Gates became the starter midway through the season and never looked back. Surprisingly good as a...

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