Former Chargers tight end Antonio Gates announced on Twitter on Tuesday that after 16 seasons in the NFL, all with the Chargers, he is retiring. 

The 39-year-old, 8-time Pro Bowler, is leaving the game as one of the best to ever do it.

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The former College Basketball player turned NFL star didn’t play at all during the 2019 season after back-to-back subpar seasons.

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