Antonio Gates announces he is retiring from NFL

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Antonio Gates was unable to seek out work within the NFL this previous season, and the tight finish won't be pursuing a chance to play in 2020.

On Tuesday, Gates issued a press release saying he has determined to retire from enjoying. The 39-year-old stated he will stay with the Los Angeles Chargers organization in a group relations position.

Gates finishes his career with 955 receptions for 11,841 yards and 116 touchdowns, which is probably the most ever for a decent finish in the NFL. His subsequent cease will undoubtedly be the Hall of Fame.

Gates performed 16 seasons within the NFL, all with the Chargers. The workforce brought him back early in 2018 after Hunter Henry went down with an damage, and Gates indicated after that season that he wanted to keep playing. It’s exceptional he was capable of play as long as he did at such a high degree, especially given how bodily the tight finish position is. He’s simply probably the greatest tight ends of all time.