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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Wednesday morning that Antonio Gates and the San Diego Chargers had agreed.
Rand Getlin of NFL Network reported that it's a two-year, $12 million deal. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports added that the deal includes $6 million in guaranteed money.
Gates missed the first four games of the 2015 regular season after a performance-enhancing-drug suspension and then racked up a modest 56 catches for 630 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune passed along the veteran's comments about not wanting to end on a low note.
"I don't want to go out this kind of way," Gates said. "I don't want to go out as a loser. Winning is the way, ideally, you want to go out. … I want to make one more run at it, and then if it doesn't work, be like, 'OK.' That's just my feeling right now."
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