Chargers have reached out to Antonio Gates

Los Angeles Chargers GM Tom Telesco said in a radio appearance Wednesday he has been in contact with free agent Antonio Gates.

What It Means:

With Hunter Henry out for 2018 after tearing his ACL last month, the Chargers' starting tight end right now is Virgil Green. If Gates wants to come back for a 16th NFL season, he likely won't sign until training camp is almost done.

Gates played in all 16 games for the Chargers last year, catching 30-of-52 targets for 316 yards and 3 touchdowns.