Once one of the NFL’s most-feared tight ends, Gates’ production took a nosedive in 2017. He appeared in 16 Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys games with just four starts as Hunter Henry emerged as the go-to option.
Gates totaled 500 offensive snaps compared to Henry’s 598. Henry, who started 13 games, had 45 catches for 579 yards and four touchdowns on 62 targets. Gates was targeted 52 times for 316 yards receiving — the lowest total of his 15-year career — and had three touchdowns on 30 catches.
The Chargers also signed tight end Virgil Green to a three-year deal earlier this offseason.
Aqib Talib, CB, Tampa Bay: One of the premier cornerbacks in the game, since entering the league after the Bucs took him in the first round, Talib has the most interceptions by a cornerback in the NFL (34) and his 10 career interceptions for touchdown rank fourth all time. After five seasons in Tampa, Talib played two with New England and the last four in Denver, where he as a Pro Bowler every season. In 2016, Talib was named first-team All-Pro. The Broncos traded him to the Rams in the offseason in an effort to clear salary-cap space.
And six weeks ago, Shazier shared this video of himself working out. Just a couple of weeks ago, he was able to stand on his own at the Ohio State spring football game.
The therapists, they’ll be like’man, this is crazy, Shazier told Nix in February. I’m happy to be working with an athlete because I’ve never seen somebody work this hard. They see progression almost every day. They say some progression they see Cheap College Jerseys week-to-week, they see from me day-to-day. I’ve got to get it. I’m really trying to come back and still be a Pro Bowler, still be an All-Pro. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed that Shazier won’t play next season but says the linebacker will remain involved with the team while he works toward his long-term goal of playing football again. On Thursday, that involvement included announcing the team’s first-round pick after first walking across a stage.