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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gates rewarded new contract; 5yrs, $36.175million

Source: NFL News World

San Diego Chargers renewed Pro Bowl tight end, Antonio Gates contract for five-years. The deal between San Diego Chargers worth’s $36.175 million. Antonio Gates became a NFL’s highest-paid tight end with the new deal.

Antonio Gates will receive $20.4 million as guaranteed money and he will continue with San Diego Chargers till 2015. Antonio Gates will earn $7.235 million per season from 2011 to 2015. Antonio Gates is a three-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowl pick.

The other star players in San Diego Chargers are not satisfied with their deals. So, San Diego Chargers focused more on Antonio Gates, who has several big catches with San Diego Chargers.

Gates is happy about continuing with Chargers as he started his career with Chargers from 2003 and he will continue till 2015 with the same team.

“I’ve been blessed my whole career to be with one team,” Antonio Gates said. “It’s always good to get it out of the way. The goal is to win a championship. We all are human and it becomes a distraction even though you might not want it to be. It’s always great to be able to go ahead and do what you need to do and get it out of the way.”

On Thursday, all the players of San Diego Chargers have to report to the training camp. The San Diego Chargers will start the training camp with full squad from Friday onwards. Antonio Gates has caught 79 balls for 1,157 yards and eight touchdowns in the 2009 NFL regular season, which is his career best so far.