Jason Witten still has a long way to go to catch Tony Gonzalez, the NFL record-holder for career receptions by a tight end, but the Cowboys TE does deserve congratulations for passing Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome to move into third on the all-time list.
Posts Tagged ‘Antonio Gates’
Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Antonio Gates, LeGarrett Blount, Roy Helu, Ryan Torain, San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tim Hightower, Washington Redskins
LeGarrette Blount has been ruled out, Antonio Gates is still on track to play and Joe Theismann casts his lot with Ryan Torain in today’s edition of Three and Out.
Everyone’s waiting for Antonio Gates to get healthy, but the star tight end is refusing to put a date on his return to action.
The waiver wire offers slim pickings, kind of like the Shakey’s Pizza buffet after the Thursday afternoon lunch rush. So you can imagine my surprise when in one of my leagues Antonio Gates was on the wire. And imagine me nearly spraining my thumb while maneuvering my mouse to try to add Gates to my squad. Sadly, my waiver claim went unfulfilled but this leads to a bigger lesson: Don’t drop Gates.
Antonio Gates doesn’t look any closer to returning from a pesky foot injury, leaving fantasy owners scrambling.
With the Monday Nightmare out of the way, it is time to look forward. Here are three big stories on a Tuesday morning.
Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011 | NFL Playbook Staff Tags: NFL Playbook, Anthony Castonzo, Antonio Gates, Donald Penn, Jason Witten, Josh Freeman, Kerry Collins, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Malcom Floyd, Mario Williams, Matt Ryan, Ovie Mughelli, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Vincent Jackson
At this late stage of the week, you have surely heard about every story line centered around quarterbacks, star skill players, loud talkers and frequent Tweeters. But there are 11 players on either side matching up on any given play. Below we list five matchups that, based on tape study, we are interested in seeing play out in Week 1
Posted: Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Antonio Gates, Art Donovan, Atlanta Falcons, Bill Belichick, cheerleaders, Chris Johnson, Phillip Tanner, Rex Ryan, Tennessee Titans
Today’s Chris Johnson-Mike Reinfeldt summit has Titans fans and fantasy football players everywhere on the edge of their seats. The Pro Bowl running back will be in Nashville on Tuesday to meet with the Titans GM to talk about a new contract, one that could get him to end his holdout and get back on the field. Stay tuned to NFL.com and NFL Network throughout the day, as NFL Network reporter Albert Breer will be reporting live from Nashville.
Shannon Sharpe was a seventh-round draft choice in 1990 from Savannah State who would eventually become a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos and Ravens. Even more significant is that Sharpe was one of the first to represent the current breed of NFL tight ends.
Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011 | Michael Fabiano Tags: Three and out, Antonio Gates, Chicago Bears, Darren Sproles, Greg Olsen, Mark Ingram, Michael Crabtree, New Orleans Saints, Roy Williams, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers
Michael Crabtree is injured, Darren Sproles is in New Orleans, and Roy Williams is a Bear. Find out the fantasy implications right here.
Regardless of the era, the San Diego Chargers always seem to put an explosive offense on the field. And receiver Vincent Jackson has been a big part of the current edition.
Tight end is addressed in today’s Player 2K debate, and the two players debated as the best at their profession in the 2000s — Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates — are tough to argue with.
It wouldn’t be a salute to America’s finest here at the NFL if we didn’t take a moment to remember someone who put the NFL a distant second behind his love of country: Pat Tillman.
Posted: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 | NFL.com Staff Tags: First and 10, Adam Rank Steve Wyche, Antonio Gates, Bucky Brooks, Chris Cooley, DeMarcus Ware, Jason La Canfora, LeSean McCoy, Maurice Jones-Drew, Osi Umenyiora, Philip Rivers, Roddy White, Steve Smith, The Top 100 Players of 2011, Tiki Barber, Troy Polamalu
Antonio Gates is already one of the best offensive tight ends in the history of the league, but did the players get it wrong by ranking him ahead of the man responsible for getting him the ball?
Jaguars Pro Bowl TE Marcedes Lewis took time out during a visit to the NFL Network studios to talk about his offseason training, what it will take for the Jaguars to win their division and why he’s the best tight end in football.