Chargers TE Antonio Gates says he still wants to play

  • Hold off on the retirement party for Antonio Gates.

    The 37-year-old just completed his 15th NFL season,womens Sammy Watkins Jersey, but Gates says he still has gas in the tank and wishes to play in 2018.

    trying to figure out what I can do physically,womens Luke Kuechly Jersey,” Gates said. “And so it’s just going out there,Authentic Thomas Davis Sr Jersey, trying to figure out what I can do,womens Thomas Davis Sr Jersey,“For the last couple months,Authentic Vernon Butler Jersey, I was kind of on the border,womens Vernon Butler Jersey, and can I still play?

    you need to go out and physically do it because it helps you mentally. I have a little saying that I say to my kids: ‘I’ve still got a little juice.’ And that’s something I’ve been saying to my kids when I go home. It’s just fun to be able to go out,“Sometimes you need that reinforcement because as you get up in age, make plays and help win football games.”Authentic Greg Olsen Jersey

    With Hunter Henry out the past two games because of a lacerated kidney, Gates totaled 10 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown in victories over the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders.Authentic Kawann Short Jersey,

    “He’s a pro,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “He shows up every day. He does his job. He’s a Hall of Famer for a reason: He’s highly productive.”Authentic Luke Kuechly Jersey,

    37, will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018,Gates,womens LeSean McCoy Jersey,womens Mike Tolbert Jersey, but he indicated that the Chargers have something special building and he’d like to be a part of it.

    “He can certainly still do it,womens Cam Newton Jersey,womens Kawann Short Jersey,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “He was very effective the last few weeks where we needed him in a bigger role because of Hunter being down.”

    Gates had his least productive season in the NFL since his rookie year in 2003,womens Greg Olsen Jersey,However, totaling 30 catches for 316 yards and three touchdowns.

    Gates will finish as the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns by an NFL tight end, with 114. Gates and Rivers have connected on 87 touchdown passes during their time with the Chargers,If 2017 is his final season, second for a pair in league history.Authentic Mike Tolbert Jersey,

    Gates said he’ll take some time during the offseason to reflect before making a final decision.Authentic Cam Newton Jersey,

    relaxing and spending time with the family,” Gates said. “And then when that time comes around,“Right now it’s just getting away from the game of football, we’ll start having the necessary dialogue that’s appropriate for both parties.,Authentic Sammy Watkins Jersey,

    “I think if they’re serious about winning the Super Bowl ... and that’s my goal,Authentic LeSean McCoy Jerseyno matter what team it is.”