Los Angeles Chargers select Uchenna Nwosu with No. 48 pick

Hope Soto
April 28, 2018

After the season finale, Gates said he wanted to play again in 2018.

An eight-time Pro Bowl selection who signed as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State in 2003, Gates is the all-time franchise leader for the Chargers in receptions (927), receiving yards (11,508) and touchdowns (114). He caught just 30 passes for 316 yards and was targeted only 52 times previous year, his lowest totals since his rookie season. The Chargers allowed the second most rushing yards per game last season.

Jones will join former NC State quarterback Philip Rivers with the Chargers.

Gates, 37, is the all-time leader in receiving touchdowns by an National Football League tight end with 114.

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The Chargers also signed tight end Virgil Green as a free agent from Denver last month.

Rivers said two weeks ago that he and Gates talked through text messages about his future. Those measurables are impressive enough, but what is even scarier about James is he going to get even better over time as he plays with intensity, has great height as a safety and by looking at his numbers, he can make tackles. We all know our friendship.

James' rare combination of size, speed and athleticism made him one of the most appealing prospects in the draft. "He has nothing left to prove, that's for sure". "He has meant so much to this organization, both on the field and off the field, in San Diego and in Los Angeles". I feel like on this one, Chargers fans will just have to trust Telesco's ability to find the right player. "These decisions are really hard".

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