According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates looks thinner and is running very well in practice.
“The best thing is, he can actually run,” said Rapoport on Inside Training Camp Live on Tuesday via ProFootballTalk.com. “… He’s in shape. He looks skinny. He was burning cornerbacks left and right in practice. … He is feeling healthier now than he’s been in a couple of years.
“He is really looking like he’s primed for a big, big season.”
Over the past few years Gates has battled numerous injuries. Last season many people thought he was out of shape. Losing weight should help him stay healthy and be more productive on the field.