|Mar. 9, 20168:58 AM PT9:58 AM MT10:58 AM CT11:58 AM ET16:58 GMT12:58 AM 北京时间9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST10:58 AM CT20:58 UAE11:58 ET15:58 - Gates has agreed to a new two-year deal that will allow him to retire as a member of the San Diego Chargers, the team he joined as an undrafted rookie in 2003. The deal, worth $12 million, with $6 million guaranteed, was announced Wednesday, hours before Gates was set to become an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: The 2016 season will be Gates' 14th with the Chargers. He signed as a rookie free agent in 2003 after starring in basketball at Kent State. He turns 36 on June 18. Gates was suspended for the first four games of 2015 after testing positive for a banned substance. Upon returning, he had 56 catches for 630 yards and five TDs. Gates is the franchise leader with 844 catches, 10,644 yards receiving and 104 touchdown catches.