He has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp with a plantar fascias injury that hampered him all of last season.
I know that Gates being out has caused a bit of an uproar, but he was just sitting as a precaution and it was not a big deal. The fact that he is expected to come back should restore calm in San Diego.
Now, if he suffers a setback, then hit the panic button again. But, for now, all appears good for Gates.
In other AFC West nuggets:
In an Inside piece, Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. thinks the Chargers have had the best free-agency period of the four AFC West teams so far.
ESPN’s John Clayton reports the Raiders guaranteed the first two years of safety Michael Huff’s contract. In all, Huff received $32 million over four years. The Raiders saw Pro Bowl tight end Zach Miller go to Seattle for $34 million over five years. Miller is a much more valuable player than Huff.