Something to think about, and keep an eye on.

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  1. Grid

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/chargers/20050807-9999-1s7nflcol.html


    I would not be the least bit surprised if one of those teams was the Texans.

    We need a TE, and we acquired an extra 3rd in next years draft. We have shown a willingness in the past to trade away extra picks for a player we beleive will help us.. explaining it away as, "getting something for nothing".. because we still retained our original picks.

    I could definatly see us making the deal of our 1st and 3rd for Gates, and drafting an LT in the second.

    So.. it may be worth keeping an eye on.. to see if Gates repeats his performance from last year.. and if the Chargers manage to sign him to a long term deal.
     
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    I dunno....thats a lot for any player, especially a TE. But this guy is certainly
    no ordinary TE and only 25. The thing is, even with a very good draft next year for offensive tackles, can you hope to get one of the really good ones
    after the first round ? But its not unusual to find a TE on the Board in the second round. Of course a rookie would be a risk that an established player
    in the league like the Chargers guy wouldn't be. Lot of pros and cons.
     
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    After he left Kent State, and was told by scouts that he was a "tweener" to make the NBA, he has shown nothing but brilliance in the NFL. Chargers would be crazy to let him get away now, since he led all tight ends in receptions, yards, and touchdowns last year.
     
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    Tony Gonzalez had 294 more yards and 21 more receptions than Gates last year.
     

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